VERSEAS-TEACHER by Jane Gerard

VERSEAS-TEACHER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With a shiny, scrubbed face, young Lisa sets out on her first overseas assignment teaching children of American airmen in France. The adventures to follow will make the perils of Pauline seem lackadaisical. She is arrested in Berlin; she makes a brilliant rebuttal (en francais) of a fiery Communist speaker at a French rally; she attempts to cement German-American relations in Wiesbaden. She even has time to fall in love, with a daredevil jet pilot. An airplane crash which sends the plane into East Germany cannot be a disaster with Lisa aboard and her skill as interpreter (in Deutsch) is chiefly responsible for everyone's prompt return to safety. Peace Corps candidates, serious young tourists, prospective overseas teachers should not take these experiences of Miss Liberty with a teaching degree very seriously. The real Europe is closed to Lisa, because in spite of much eloquent lip service, she is closed to it.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1963
Publisher: Messner