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
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Cover painting by Catherine Cranford
ink sketches by Alexandria Edouart and Bob Golightly
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When Pacific Islander
and American Ways Meet
A new book by Willard C.
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.
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
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