The American Girl, July, 1933, Vol. XVI, No. 2
from Who's Who in this Issue, p. 50:
ARMSTRONG SPERRY. He happens to be numbered among our artists this month but you will remember in our June issue he was both artist and author of the story South Sea Adventure. He has lived in the South Sea Islands and knows intimately the background of these romantic places. He was born in Connecticut but his grandfathers were New England sea captains and from them he inherited a desire to roam. After he had become a successful commercial artist and illustrator in New York City, he suddenly packed his trunk and sailed for Tahiti. From there he took a small schooner and headed for Bora Bora, where he lived for six months, learning native songs and eating such native foods as breadfruit, baked fish, oranges, papayas, and coconuts. A charming book telling of a day in the life of a small South Sea island boy, written and illustrated by Mr. Sperry, has just been published. It is called One Day with Manu. We plan to review it very shortly in The American Girl.