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  by Michele Torrey

Grades 5 and up

Around the World

Philip is an orphan and has spent most of his life suffering the cruelties of the workhouse. So when he learns he has an uncle - and not just any uncle, but a rich uncle, captain of his own ship - he sets off for New Orleans to find him.

It's a challenge to track down one man in a bustling port city, but even when a kindly family takes him in as their own son, Philip won't give up his quest. And one day, his persistence is rewarded. Not only does he locate his last living relative, but Uncle offers him the position of surgeon's mate on his ship, the Formidable. Philip couldn't be happier; at last, he's found his family!  But little does he know the purpose of the journey he's about to embark on: Uncle is a slave trader, and the ship is bound for Africa to collect its cargo.

Caught between his lifelong desire for a family and the promise of a better life, and the shocking brutality he witnesses aboard the Formidable, Philip must open his eyes and decide for himself the true meaning of family, freedom, and humanity.

"The most intense and harrowing of Torrey's nautical Chronicles of Courage."
-Kirkus (starred review)

". . . [an] engrossing and eye-opening historical novel, which examines one boy's response to a call for action."

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Entry Deadline:  February 15, 2009


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