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ISBN:9781551435992

Secret Signs

by Jacqueline Guest

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list price: $7.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Sep 2006
ISBN:9781551435992
Description

The Depression has ruined Henry Dafoe's life: his father has left the family farm to look for work, his mother is sick and now she's decided to send Henry to Nova Scotia to work on his uncle's fishboat. But Henry has other ideas. He runs away from home to join his father, which proves more difficult than he imagined. Alone and scared in a strange city, he befriends an old hobo named Clickety Clack, who agrees to take him to find his father. As they make their way across the country, Clickety Clack teaches Henry about the secret signs that hoboes use to communicate with each other.

About the Author
Jacqueline Guest has written over a dozen books for young readers, specializing in sports themes and historical fiction. Many of her main characters come from different ethnic backgrounds, including First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis. Her books have been finalists for the Willa award and the High Plains Book Awards. For more information, visit www.jacquelineguest.com.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
Editorial Reviews

"Canadian history and geography spring to life in this charming tale of a boy seeking his fame and fortune in the wide world...driven by crisp dialogue and suspenseful situations. Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"Young readers...will be treated to a good adventure story and a bit of history as well....Highly recommended."

— Canadian Book Review Annual

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