The Call Number, Volume 17, Number 7, April 1956 Page: 27
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INTERESTING ADULT BOOKS OF 1955 FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
This selection was made by the Book Selection Committee of the Association of
Young People's Librarians, Division of Libraries for Children and Young People of
the American Library Association.
AFTER YOU, MARCO POLO, by Jean Bowie Shor. McGraw-ill, An entertaining, inform-
ativd account of a gvpe trek across Asia following the trail of Marc Polo.
ARCTIC DOCTOR, by Joseph P. Moody with W. de Groot van Embden. Dodd. A young
Canadian doctor's account of his work in the East Arctic with the Eskimos.
BARE FEET IN THE PALACE, by Agnes Newton Keith. Sketches by the author. Little.
Personal experience in the Philippines told with understanding and vitality.
A CIRdLE OF TREES, by Dana Faralla. Lipnincott. The wise wanderer, Reilly-O,
brings magic and new hope to a Danish immigrant family living in Minnesota.
THE EDGE OF THE SEA, by Rachel Louise Carson. With illuSb by Bob Hines. Houghton.
With scientific accuracy, charming style, and beautiful pictures, this book
describes the teeming life along the shores of the Atlantic.
FEAR STRIKES OUT; THE JIM PIERSALL STORY, by James Anthony Piersall and Albert Hirsh-
berg. Little. Red Sox center fielder's own story of his mental breakdown and
his struggle for recovery.
GENTLEMEN START YOUR ENGINES, by Warren Wilbur Shaw. Coward-McCann. Autobiography
of the late Indianapolis Motor Speedway champion and also an informal history of
auto racing in America.
GERTRAUDE LAWRENCE AS MRS. A, by Richard Stoddard Aldrich. Greystone. A husband's
deeply appreciative account of the glamorous actress' later life.
THE GOOD SHEPHERD, by Cecil Scott Forester. Little. The drama of an Allied convoy-
escort commander's 48"hour battle against a submarine pack in the Atlantic.
THE LONELY SKY, by William Barton Bridgeman and Jabqueline Hazard. Illus. with
photos. Holt. Moments of beauty and high 6xci~ment face the famous test pilot
in his experimental jet plane.
THE MOUSE THAT ROARED, by teonard Wibberleyi titties An adroit and clever satire
in which the Grand DUihy of Fenwick conquetS the UsS. with 23 long-bowmen.
MY LEFT FOOT, by Christy Brown. Simon & Schuster. A bublin boy crippled by cere-
bral palsy describes his remarkable battle tor Sl1-exnression and belonging.
MY 700 FAMILY, by Helen Martini. Harper. The unique experience of the author as
the foster mother to dozens of wild animal bnbies in the New York Bronx Zoo.
NEFERTITI LIVED HEREj by Mary Alford Chubb, with illus. by Ralph Lavers. Crowell.
The world of Nefertiti comes to life for a young British woman who goes with an
archaeological expedition to Tell el Amarna.
PAPA'S WIFE, by Thyra Ferre'Bjorn. Rinehart. An amusing chronicle of family life
centered upon Papa Franzon and his family who came from Swedish Lapland.
PRAY FOR A BRAVE HEART, by Helen Maclnnes. Harcourt. A young American in Switzer-
land outwits the enemies of democracy in this novel of international intrigue.
RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP, by Edward Latimer Beach. Holt. A gripping novel of World
War II submarine action.
SINGING FAMILY OF THE CUMBERLANDS, by Jean Ritchie. Illus by Maurice Sendak.
Oxford. An American folk singer tells of growing up in the Kentucky hills.
TIGER OF THE SNOWS; THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF TENZING OF EVEREST, by Tenzing Norgay with
James Ramsey Ullman. Putnam. A very stirring personal history of the famous
Sherpa and the lifelong dream which led him to the top of Everest.
THE WORLD OF ALBERT SCHWEITZER, A BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHS by Erica Anderson. With
text and captions by Eugene Exman. Harper. An inspiring biography in dranxati
pictures and prose of the geat mnusiciardoctor-theolnogian.
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