Not up to the author's close focused More Than Courage (1961, p. 679, J-241), this story is not clearly plotted and the main characters are not sharply delineated. MacTymm, a Scottish lad whose ambition is to be a photo-journalist, arrives to pend the sunmer with a French family in the ship building town of St. Nazaire. His attempts to get unobtainable photos of the France which is under construction intrigue his French friends who share several risks with him. When Tom's idol deceives him, the lad is let down, but goes on his energetic way-- aiming for the top of the field. Too much tension builds up to a climax which seems slight. And Tom is not characterized with enough depth to sustain the reader's interest.