5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A must read engaging book!

Ms Dopirak's memoir takes us to another time and place. It is a lovely personal account of an American child growing up in the last remnants of a colonial society in India. For those of us that grew up in the same time period in North America it gives great insight into the experiences of a young girl traveling with her family around the world encountering elephants,cobras and malaria; overcoming fear and anxiety on long travels on crowded buses,trains, and steamers to escape the turmoil of World War II; and returning to India after the war to life in a religious boarding school.Her experiences not only take you to India, but also Australia, Egypt, Italy, Switzerland and England.