Imagine being a 13-year-old girl who sets forth alone in 1832 on a great sailing ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by the rough sailors, she finds herself accused of murder. A powerful tale of a strong young lady. Fascinating!
240 pages 978-0545477116 Ages 9-12
Keywords: murder, crime, girls and women, historical fiction, ship, journey, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, Newbery Honor
Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle is excited to return home from her school in England to her family in Rhode Island in the summer of 1832.
But when the two families she was supposed to travel with mysteriously cancel their trips, Charlotte finds herself the lone passenger on a long sea voyage with a cruel captain and a mutinous crew. Worse yet, soon after stepping aboard the ship, she becomes enmeshed in a conflict between them! What begins as an eagerly anticipated ocean crossing turns into a harrowing journey, where Charlotte gains a villainous enemy... and is put on trial for murder!---from the publisher