This is a story of a man and three children, marooned on an uninhabited island in the Pacific. It is based on actual records. John Price, botanist, and his 12-year-old daughter, with two boys of 14 and seven, were accidentally left behind by their ship after they had gone ashore with Lieutenant Ball and members of the crew to explore. At first they expected a boat to come back and take them off but, as time went on, they saw that they might very well have to spend the rest of their lives there, for their boat had been off its course, and the chances of another doing the same thing were small. As exciting as another Robinson Crusoe, the story is told by a great traveller and explorer who has actually seen the places and knows what it must have felt like to be stranded there. It is worth reading more than once. This 1950 Puffin Books Paperback is in Fair condition.