About this title Twelve-year-old Emma Bolton is determined to join her parents 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? Her two grown children and four grandchildren live in Washington, too. Review: "When most people hear 'large-print book,' they immediately think senior citizen.
Secret Journey | Book by Peg Kehret | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster UK
The only way she can survive is if she sails overseas to a special doctor. The journey could take a year, so Emma must stay with her aunt and her awful cousin who terrorizes her. To avoid the trauma, she makes a plan to sneak on board her parent's ship. Only when she is finally aboard, she sees that she is on the wrong ship
She boarded a ship that she thinks her parents are on but on accident, she boarded the Black Lightning, the worst slave ship there is. She has to disguise herself as a boy William in order to keep from getting hurt or even killed. There is a huge storm that leaves Emma stranded on the coast of Africa. When she realizes there is no hope of anyone rescuing her, she starts to find shelter and food. When she is there, she sees many different animals such as apes, and watches them go throughout their life.