Over 4,500 years ago, skilled navigators left their homelands off the southeast coast of Asia and sailed eastward to the South Pacific. Arriving at suitable uninhabited islands, the settlers adjusted themselves and their way of life to new surroundings. For this coloring book, artist A. G. Smith has accurately illustrated 29 scenes from the lives of these seafaring people.
Illustrations depict men hollowing out logs for canoes; using nets and spears to fish; at sea in a large double-hulled canoe with masts; teaching navigation; preparing for war; manning huge battleships; and other activities.
An intriguing collection that will delight colorists, these pictures will also fascinate anyone interested in Polynesian life.