CM . . . . Volume XIX Number 11 . . . . November 16, 2012
What young person would not enjoy this exciting story of adventure on the high seas, and I say person because, while this story was originally written for boys, I believe that today’s adventurous young girls will enjoy this story as much as boys. The granddaughters of Willard Price are bringing back these incredible adventure stories about two teenage brothers, Roger and Hal, who travel and work from the Arctic to the Amazon and beyond. Their assignments are often dangerous and always exciting. These well-written novels include many fascination facts about the areas that the boys travel and about the animals they capture. In South Sea Adventure, not only do they face danger in their assignment, but they are given a top secret mission that will put them in grave danger. They take on a young Polynesian boy, Omo, who helps them with his vast knowledge of survival in the South Pacific, and this knowledge saves them from death when they are stranded on a coral island with literally nothing on its surface. The boys soon learn to truly respect the cultures and skills of other peoples. Author Willard Price travelled to over one hundred countries before the time of air plane travel, and information from many of those countries and his experiences is hidden in the pages of his beloved stories.
Though these stories were written many years ago, they are not dated in any way and are exciting reads for young people. I know I will be giving these novels to the young people in my life.
Elaine Fuhr is a retired elementary and middle school teacher from Alberta.
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