12 y.o. Ray's in trouble from the moment he and his monkey, Allie, board the Newburyport Beauty. But when bounty hunters come looking for a runaway slave, it’s Ray and Allie who must save hideaway, crew, vessel and all.
Meanwhile that runaway’s 11- y.o. brother, Ogun, makes his desperate way north.
"The narrative races along, like one of those Bluegrass Thoroughbreds in the setting of this marvelous novel."
Bobbie Ann Mason
1608: Cabin boy Tom Savage is lucky to survive the voyage to Jamestown, then finds himself in more danger than ever as hostage to Pocahontas's father, Chief Powhatan.
"Any picture book collection would benefit from this tender story of the bonds between generations."
School Library Journal
"Wonderfully illustrated (by Daniel San Souci), the poignant story of two generations takes place on Grosse Ile, Michigan, where grandfather and grandson learn to understand and share their love for each other."
William & Mary Magazine