The Fiddler's Secret (#06 in Freedom Seekers Series)
In the dark of night Libby Norstad wakes up. It's quiet. Too quiet. Then come the rapid strokes of the ship's bell. What's wrong? What happened? Where's Pa? Hurrying out into the dense fog on deck, Libby hears...
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In the dark of night Libby Norstad wakes up. It's quiet. Too quiet. Then come the rapid strokes of the ship's bell. What's wrong? What happened? Where's Pa?
Hurrying out into the dense fog on deck, Libby hears the slap of paddlewheels against water. The whistle of a steamboat coming too fast, too close. Grabbing Annika's arm, Libby yanks her away from the railing. Run!
But soon, out of the dark and danger come the high notes of a gifted fiddler. Who is he? Where is he from? Why does his face seem to hold a secret?
As Annika joins the teaching in the Christina's classroom, Captain Norstad asks Libby, Caleb, Jordan, and Peter, "What is most important to you?& What do you really want?" Though Jordan finds new, exciting possibilities for his family's freedom in Minnesota Territory, he and Peter also face mystery and hardship.
When winter draws near, Pa needs to head south, but Annika stays in St. Paul. Will she be lost to the never-give-up family forever?&Can the Christina possibly escape a winter ice storm?&And what is the fiddler's challenge for Freedom Seekers of every place and time?
In The Fiddler's Secret, the sixth and final novel in the Freedom Seekers series, as well as other titles in the collection, Lois Walfrid Johnson combines high story interest with truth that offers life to readers of every age.
The Freedom Seekers series is a six-novel middle-reader set in 1857. Feel the rush of immigrants to the new land, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad in these true-to-life Riverboat stories.The characters will receive a heart-warming response from readers of all ages.&A
LOIS WALFRID JOHNSON is the best-selling author of more than 30 books for children and adults. Her books and shorter pieces have received a variety of awards, including the Gold Medallion Book Award, the C.S. Lewis Award for Best Series, and five Silver Angels from Excellence in Media. Lois loves talking with kids and writing edge-of-your-seat adventures.