FOLLOW THE NORTH STAR by Tay Thomas

FOLLOW THE NORTH STAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Of rapidly flowing continuity, this simply narrated story is quickly read for facts livened by a folksy and familiar presentation. Told by a woman who has done a considerable amount of flying with her husband before the arrival of their two young children, it is the account of the family flight to Alaska (leaving the youngest child home) in their small private plane. The purpose of the trip is the filming of a simple, but authentic, sequence in Alaska, with this family as principal ad lib actors. They are accompanied by a photographer and director who travel jointly in another small plane with a young and able Alaska bush pilot. Each stop in the various towns and villages of Alaska is retold with detail and description, including views of the people, the scenery, and the multifarious terrors of traveling in a small plane over such rugged territory. With a liberal use of parenthetical information and exclamatory commentary, the colloquial style is often careless, but, through its continuously moving action and its store of facts and experiences, the book maintains the interest of the time-pressed reader who knows little of Alaska.

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1960
Publisher: Doubleday