Secret Journey by Peg Kehret

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Twelve-year-old Emma Bolton is determined to join her parents on their voyage to France. She'll do anything to escape Aunt Martha and hateful Cousin Odolf. So she disguises herself as a boy and sneaks aboard a vessel she's told is her parents' ship. Too late, Emma discovers that she?s a stowaway on Black Lightning, the most notorious slave ship afloat!

Accelerated Reader® title for ages 9-12.


About Peg Kehret

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PEG KEHRET's popular novels for young people are regularly nominated for state awards. She has received the Young Hoosier Award, the Golden Sower Award, the Iowa Children's Choice Award, the Celebrate Literacy Award, the Sequoyah Award, the Land of Enchantment Award, the Maud Hart Lovelace Award, and the Pacific Northwest Young Reader's Choice Award. She lives with her husband, Carl, and their animal friends in Washington State, where she is a volunteer at the Humane Society and SPCA. Her two grown children and four grandchildren live in Washington, too.Peg's Minstrel titles include Nightmare Mountain: Sisters, Long Ago; Cages; Terror at the Zoo; Horror at the Haunted House; and the "Frightmares" series.
Published December 1, 1999 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 144 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When a fierce storm swamps the ship, Emma desperately seizes her chance to escape, drifting for several days and nights aboard a hatch cover and finally carried to land somewhere on the coast of Africa.

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