Secret Signs by Jacqueline Guest
(Orca Young Readers)

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The Depression has ruined Henry Dafoe's life: his father has left the family farm to look for work, his mother is sick and now she's decided to send Henry to Nova Scotia to work on his uncle's fishboat. But Henry has other ideas. He runs away from home to join his father, which proves more difficult than he imagined. Alone and scared in a strange city, he befriends an old hobo named Clickety Clack, who agrees to take him to find his father. As they make their way across the country, Clickety Clack teaches Henry about the secret signs that hoboes use to communicate with each other.
 

About Jacqueline Guest

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Jacqueline Guest has written seventeen books for young readers, specializing in sports themes and historical fiction. Many of her main characters come from different ethnic backgrounds, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
 
Published June 13, 2013 by Orca Book Publishers. 144 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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