A novel for young adults based on Pacific Northwest history
Lisbet “Bet” Lindstrom is the 13-year-old daughter of a sea captain convicted of theft and sent to prison. Bet is convinced her father is innocent, but she has no way to prove it. Desperate to free her father, she visits his old fishing boat, and spots a horribly scarred sailor who might know the truth about the crime. Ignoring the warnings of her friends, she secretly jumps aboard the ship and sails to Alaska. She braves huge storms, performs daring rescues, and faces the man who threatens everything she loves.
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“A wonderful new addition to the genre of tales about seafaring girls.” — Barbara Sjoholm, author, The Pirate Queen: In Search of Grace O’Malley and Other Legendary Women of the Sea
“Bet Lindstrom is a smart, gutsy, yet very believable female protagonist whom I cheered for from page one.” — Linda Collison, author of Star-Crossed and The Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series.
“Young teens will find the book a worthy read and learn about large sailing ships and 1930s Seattle while doing so.” — Steven Wells, author, Ginger’s Story: A Golden Retriever Reflects Upon Her Life With Humans
“The emphasis on Bet’s strong math skills and wily independence make her a relatable and inspiration character.” —Tamara Bunnell, history teacher, The Northwest School
“I swear I could smell the salt spray, hear every hiss of the water and creak of the wood, feel the deck pitching and see the canvas sails fill with wind.” —Candace Brown, Good Life Northwest
Interview with author Joe Follansbee at The Editor’s POV.