South Sea Adventure

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South Sea Adventure
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First US edition cover
Author Willard Price
Series Willard Price's Adventure series
Genre Young adult
Adventure novel
John Day (US)
Publication date
Preceded by Amazon Adventure  
Followed by Underwater Adventure  

South Sea Adventure is a 1952 children's book by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price featuring his "Adventure" series characters, Hal and Roger Hunt. The novel depicts an expedition to the South Pacific to capture animals for a zoo, and introduces the recurring villain Merlin Kaggs.



Much of South Sea Adventure involves the Hunt brothers becoming stranded on an island in the manner of Robinson Crusoe. However, Hal and Roger's island is a pitiless environment scarce in such necessities as fresh water and adequate food. The brothers use their knowledge of science and zoology to survive.




In 2015, South Sea Adventure was named among the "100 best children's books of all time" by The Telegraph . [1]

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  1. "The 100 best children's books of all time" The Daily Telegraph , 6 March 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2015.