Peg Kehret Secret Journey (Frightmares)

ISBN 13: 9781416991120

Secret Journey (Frightmares)

3.85 avg rating
( 301 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781416991120: Secret Journey (Frightmares)

SWEPT AWAY. . .

Twelve-year-old Emma Bolton is determined to join her father and her sick mother 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! Her only hope is to hide in plain sight as "William," ship's boy for the cruel Captain Isaac Bacon? until a violent storm causes a shipwreck, leaving her marooned on the raging seas off the coast of Africa, with only her wits to keep her alive. . .

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"When most people hear 'large-print book,' they immediately think senior citizen. But large-print editions of popular children's books -- from the powerhouse Harry Potter series to timeless classics like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer -- are now making their way onto the shelves of the Children's Department at the Canton Library. . . . Although large-print editions are targeted to the visually-impaired or dyslexic child, they can also be used by standard-vision readers. So Kershner [Children's librarian at the Canton Public Library] has decided against creating a special section in the Children's Department (as exists in the Adult Department) opting instead to intersperse large-print books on the shelves with the regular print versions of the same titles."
-- The Observer and Eccentric (October 2000) (The Observer and Eccentric 20001001)

"Thorndike Press has helped me not only find books I want to read, but they also look like regular books. That's important when you're a kid and you can only read Large Print, you want your book to look like all the other books. I'm reading a lot more now that we have found Thorndike Press."
-- Jim Bernardin, Islamorada, FL

"Everyone loves to read, there's nothing like curling up with a good book. We're a reading family, so when our son was diagnosed with Stargardt's Disease and only able to read Large Print, it was particularly difficult. Books on tape are wonderful but they don't fill the void of actually reading a good story. Large Print books have been around a long time for older people, but to find a good novel for a young person in Large Print began to feel nearly impossible. The books that Thorndike Press publishes have truly made a difference in my son's reading life. He can enjoy current novels as well as some of the classics that he missed reading when it became too difficult with regular print."
-- Sara Bernardin, Islamorada, FL

From Kirkus Reviews:

Taking a page from Avi's The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (1990), Kehret (I'm Not Who You Think I Am, p. 223, etc.) pens a similar story of a girl who goes to sea. Determined not to be separated from her seriously ill mother, Emma, 12, embarks on a plan that results in the adventure of a lifetime. Sent to live with Aunt Martha and her arrogant son, Odolf, Emma carefully plots her escape. Disguising herself in her cousin's used clothes, she sneaks out while the household slumbers and stows away on what she believes to be a ship carrying her parents from England to the warmer climate of France. Instead, the ship is the evil, ill-fated Black Lightning, under the command of the notorious Captain Beacon. Emma finds herself sharing quarters with a crew of filthy, surly, dangerous men. 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. Hungry, thirsty, and alone, Emma faces the daunting prospect of slow starvation, but survives due to a relationship she builds with a band of chimpanzees. This page-turning adventure story shows evidence of solid research and experienced plottingthe pacing is breathless. Kehret paints a starkly realistic portrait, complete with sounds and smells of the difficult and unpleasant life aboard ship. (Fiction. 8-12) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kehret, Peg
Published by Simon and Schuster
ISBN 10: 1416991123 ISBN 13: 9781416991120
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon and Schuster. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1416991123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kehret, Peg
Published by Aladdin (2017)
ISBN 10: 1416991123 ISBN 13: 9781416991120
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Aladdin, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1416991123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Peg Kehret
Published by SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1416991123 ISBN 13: 9781416991120
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. SWEPT AWAY. Twelve-year-old Emma Bolton is determined to join her father and her sick mother 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! Her only hope is to hide in plain sight as William, ship s boy for the cruel Captain Isaac Bacon?until a violent storm causes a shipwreck, leaving her marooned on the raging seas off the coast of Africa, with only her wits to keep her alive. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781416991120

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kehret, Peg
Published by Simon and Schuster (2008)
ISBN 10: 1416991123 ISBN 13: 9781416991120
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon and Schuster, 2008. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781416991120

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Peg Kehret
Published by SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1416991123 ISBN 13: 9781416991120
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.SWEPT AWAY. Twelve-year-old Emma Bolton is determined to join her father and her sick mother 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! Her only hope is to hide in plain sight as William, ship s boy for the cruel Captain Isaac Bacon?until a violent storm causes a shipwreck, leaving her marooned on the raging seas off the coast of Africa, with only her wits to keep her alive. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781416991120

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kehret, Peg
Published by Aladdin Paperbacks 12/30/2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 1416991123 ISBN 13: 9781416991120
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Aladdin Paperbacks 12/30/2008, 2008. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Secret Journey. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781416991120

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Peg Kehret
Published by SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1416991123 ISBN 13: 9781416991120
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. SWEPT AWAY. Twelve-year-old Emma Bolton is determined to join her father and her sick mother 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! Her only hope is to hide in plain sight as William, ship s boy for the cruel Captain Isaac Bacon?until a violent storm causes a shipwreck, leaving her marooned on the raging seas off the coast of Africa, with only her wits to keep her alive. Bookseller Inventory # LIE9781416991120

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Peg Kehret
Published by Aladdin Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 1416991123 ISBN 13: 9781416991120
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Aladdin Paperbacks. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 144 pages. Dimensions: 7.8in. x 5.0in. x 0.5in.SWEPT AWAY. . . Twelve-year-old Emma Bolton is determined to join her father and her sick mother on their voyage to France. Shell do anything to escape Aunt Martha and hateful cousin Odolf! So she disguises herself as a boy and sneaks aboard a vessel shes told is her parents ship. Too late, Emma discovers that shes a stowaway on Black Lightning, the most notorious slave ship afloat! Her only hope is to hide in plain sight as William, ships boy for the cruel Captain Isaac Bacon until a violent storm causes a shipwreck, leaving her marooned on the raging seas off the coast of Africa, with only her wits to keep her alive. . . This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781416991120

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Peg Kehret
Published by Aladdin (2008)
ISBN 10: 1416991123 ISBN 13: 9781416991120
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Aladdin, 2008. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # GM9781416991120

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.51
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kehret, Peg
Published by Aladdin (2008)
ISBN 10: 1416991123 ISBN 13: 9781416991120
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Aladdin, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781416991120

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book