I loved this book. I found Sea People the most intelligent, empathic, engaging, wide-ranging, informative, and authoritative treatment of Polynesian mysteries that I have ever read. Christina Thompson’s gorgeous writing arises from a deep well of research and succeeds in conjuring a lost world.
— Dava Sobel, author of LONGITUDE and THE GLASS UNIVERSE
In the space of 250 pages … [Thompson] gives us a great complex of rippling stories spanning centuries and continents and the great Pacific Ocean. The book’s success, its pleasure and wisdom, come from the love that acts as the connective tissue, bringing  . . . us to a new understanding. 
— Drusilla Modjeska, author of THE ORCHARD and STRAVINSKY'S LUNCH