The Accidental Stowaway

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The Accidental Stowaway

author: Judith Eagle
illustrator: Jo Rioux

Twelve-year-old Patch hasnít found a real home yet, despite being passed like a package from one distant relative to the next. When she runs up the gangway of the massive steamship RMS Glorious, she isnít planning to hang around. But itís too lateóthe ship is setting sail! Patch has become an accidental stowaway. Luckily, sheís fearless and resourceful and finds friends on board in both high and low places. But hiding from the stowaway-hunting chief steward becomes harder and harder. And to make matters worse, Patchís new friends urgently need her help: it turns out that some passengers are not what they seem, and thereís a mystery that needs solving before they reach New York. Can Patch protect her friends and stop some dastardly criminals? And will she find a home at last, or will the excitement of life on the move keep calling her name? The elegant allure of Titanic-era steamships meets madcap escapades as our intrepid heroine finds adventure on every deck.

In this rollicking transatlantic romp set in 1910, a plucky girl named Patch accidentally stows away on a glamorous steamship, finding herself in the midst of a mystery.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$18.99 / $0.00
1536240222 /  9781536240221
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Middle Grade Fiction / EBook
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
288 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Action & Adventure; Law & Crime; Transportation;
author’s comments:
Judith Eagleís career thus far has included stints as a stylist, fashion editor, and features writer. She now spends her mornings writing and her afternoons working in a secondary school library. She lives with her family and her cat, Stockwell, in South London. The Accidental Stowaway is her third novel.
illustrator’s comments:
Jo Rioux is the illustrator of The Secret Starling and The Pear Affair by Judith Eagle. She has illustrated young adult novels, chapter books, picture books, and graphic novels. She is the author-illustrator of Catís Cradle: The Golden Twine and the illustrator of The Daughters of Ys by M. T. Anderson. Jo Rioux lives in Ottawa.
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