Shanghaied to China (#09 in Trailblazer Series)
Part of the Trailblazer Books series. Neil Thompson was playing alone at the docks that sunny morning in 1853 when he was suddenly grabbed by British sailors who hauled him aboard a ship bound for China. Forced to be a...
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Part of the Trailblazer Books series. Neil Thompson was playing alone at the docks that sunny morning in 1853 when he was suddenly grabbed by British sailors who hauled him aboard a ship bound for China. Forced to be a cabin boy, he was told that any attempt to escape would be considered mutiny. Will Neil ever see his home and family again?
1. Knocked On The Head ^2. The Fearsome Light On Holy Head ^3. High Above The Sea^4. Overboard ^5. "We Just Shoot You! No Torture"^6. The Wreck Of The Good Ship Dumfries ^7. Bound Feet And Sky Rockets ^8. The Tomb Of The Living Dead ^9. Betrayed In The Walled City ^10. The Long Road Back^11. Tornado Lovers ^12. Passage On The Geelong ^^138 Pages
Thrilling adventure stories introducing young readers (ages 8-2) to Christian heroes of the past.Neil Thompson had promised his grandmother that he would wait for his grandfather to bring him to see the great oceangoing ships at the docks in Liverpool, England. But when he convinced himself that it was okay to go alone, he did not know the danger he would face on that bright morning in September 853. The docks were no place for a twelve-year-old boy who was alone.Stopping to admire a small clipper ship, the Dumfries, Neil is suddenly grabbed and dragged aboard the ship, then locked in a small, dark room until the ship is on its way to sea. When he's finally let out, he discovers he's been shanghaied to be a cabin boy on a tea clipper bound for China and there's no chance for escape!Fortunately for Neil, on board ship is a young missionary named Hudson Taylor who is also bound for China. But will Taylor's friendship and faith be able to overcome all the bad things that fall upon Neil's life?Will Neil ever make it home? Why should Hudson Taylor help?
Dave Jackson is coauthor, with his wife, Neta, of the award-winning Trailblazer Books and the Hero Tales series, as well as No Random Act, the story behind the 1999 murder of Coach Ricky Byrdsong. Dave holds a degree in journalism from Judson College and has a prolific writing career, including books on racial reconciliation and ministry to kids in gangs. Dave and Neta are members of Chicago Tabernacle, a multiracial congregation and daughter church of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. They live in Evanston, Illinois.
As a husband/wife writing team, Neta and Dave Jackson are the authors or co-authors of about 100 books. In addition to writing several books about Christian community, the Jacksons have co-authored numerous books with expert resource people on a variety of topics from racial reconciliation to medical ethics to ministry to kids in gangs. But over the years the Jacksons have especially enjoyed writing for children and young people. This includes their award-winning Trailblazer series, historical fiction about great Christian heroes and heroines for young people ages 8-12, and the four-volume Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Great Christians Great Christians.- Publisher.