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Karen Hesse, , illus. by Robert Andrew Parker. . S&S/Aladdin, $6.99 (320pp) ISBN 978-0-689-83989-4

Inspired by a real boy who stowed away aboard Captain James Cook's ship Endeavor on its 1768 voyage, this historical novel "sparkles with humor, poignancy and adventure," said PW in a starred review. The author "keeps the action sailing smoothly forward, while [her] impeccable research buttresses the narrative with a wealth of detail." Ages 10-14. (May)