Voyage of Midnight

By Michele Torrey
(Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375823824, 240pp.)

Publication Date: November 14, 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Library Binding, Paperback

Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.

Go


Description

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.

Find him he does, and when 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 their 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.




About the Author

Michele Torrey is the author of several works of nautical fiction, including To the Edge of the World, Voyage of Ice, and Voyage of Plunder, the first two books in the Chronicles of Courage series. The author lives in Washington state. The author lives in South Bend, WA.




Praise For Voyage of Midnight

“Intense and harrowing.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“An engrossing and eye-opening historical novel.”—Booklist

Indie Bookstore Finder

Indie Bestsellers

We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
Delacorte Press
Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Anchor
The Bees
Laline Paull
Ecco Press
All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr
Scribner Book Company

Make Your Own Wishlist








Update Profile