Faces of the Islands - A new book by Willard C. Muller
 



 

Prize-Winning Book

If you're looking for a book that offers insights on island ways while telling wonderful stories of Pacific island life in simpler times, this is it!

Whether you are an adult or teen, you'll find Faces of the Islands fascinating reading.


 

ISBN 0-9637370-1-5

Library of Congress Number 2002102872
 

Cover painting by Catherine Cranford

Pen and ink sketches by Alexandria Edouart and Bob Golightly

Book design by
Kathy Campbell

 

Copyright 2002.
All rights reserved.
Revised: 02/10/08

When Pacific Islander and American Ways Meet

A new book by Willard C. Muller

This prize-winning non-fiction book is about fascinating people of some remote, incredibly beautiful Pacific islands near the equator, and the small band of mostly young Americans sent out by their government to administer them.

The author, first civilian administrator and American Consul of part of the Carolines, takes the reader by freighter and outrigger canoe around the islands. Follow him and other Americans and Trukese along palm and breadfruit tree-shaded paths into the heart of village life. Linger long enough to get to know something about their island ways.

This is no dry exposition! Be right there with the islanders and American doctors and nurses as they jointly begin to tackle such tasks as trying to combine the best of the local medicine man's ancient lore with modern medicine. Be there, too, as Napo (the young superintendent of schools), Herb (the young American education officer), and their staffs seek ideas from the islanders as they help develop education which makes sense in their daily lives.

 

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