With Burma so much in the news, this is a timely books, for it gives a picture of the life and customs of the natives through the daily doings of a little American boy living in that British outpost. The story is fairly lively though nothing very exciting happens. Tommy is passionate about drums, and finally gets one of his own. The book is valuable chiefly for its background, though it is remote from the current scene and from this war. Line drawings by the author carry out the local interest.