RUBBER BOY by Merrill Manzey

RUBBER BOY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The story of Omar's years on the rubber plantation in Malaya and the story of rubber itself are inseparable in this description of a product's evolution from the tree to the factory. The cycle follows Omar's development as well -- from his years of experiment on his father's trees, his advanced interest in rubber and his trip to the Rubber Belts of three continents. Included in this modern day saga is the history of rubber, its application to industry, its importance in the space age. The author's handsome woodcuts and, the personal touch provided by the character of Omar, place this on a higher level than most books of its kind.

Pub Date: Nov. 5th, 1962
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman