The Ark (1952), a sympathetic story of a post-war German family, published in translation, established this author's name in America. Now, for younger readers, comes another translation, with a Swiss Alp setting that manages to recreate the charm of the district and youthful excitement at being there. Seven year old Annegret, recovering from a bout of pneumonia, goes with her mother to Arosa where her apathy quickly turns to enthusiasm. In a Heidian world of chalets, snow and clear air, she learns skiiing from young Jurg, makes friends with a wonderful astronomer and gets completely well. Cheer and atmosphere are carried through to the last detail of Oscar Liebman's drawings.