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Jupiter Amidships

Jupiter Amidships

Jupiter and his brother Patrick are about to embark on a merchant ship bound for home in Sierra Leone, but are set upon by a vicious Navy pressgang. The brothers are beaten, bound, imprisoned at bayonet point and finally marched to join a Royal Navy frigate, the Boneta. In word and deed, they are now prisoners of His Majesty King George.

They have no idea where they are, or where they are heading. The Boneta is a ship full of secrets, and it’s on a mission. Enemies are swiftly made, and the brothers can trust no one. Amid the mystery and danger, Jupiter will need all his strength and wits to survive – and, most surprisingly of all, some very strange and new technology. What they discover hidden in the holds of the ship will propel Jupiter and Patrick into an entirely unforeseen battle for their lives …
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Adventure Stories (children's / Teenage)

On Sale: 5th May 2011

Price: £5.99

ISBN-13: 9781444905540


'Another piece of intelligent historical fiction from S I Martin. Accurate, interesting, and with a good dollop of humour.'
The Bookbag
'Historical fiction at its very best. ... intelligent, engaging, and exciting.'
Books for Keeps
'... provides plenty for readers to think about; the questions it raises are still pertinent today.'
Kate Agnew, The Guardian
'Exciting and convincing ... Highly recommended.'
Write Away
'Exciting and tense ... Super stuff.'
Jill Murphy, The Bookbag
'Masterful storytelling with a constant undertone of menace. Well written, it succeeds as a story about a young man who finds himself, as much as a story about slavery.'
'Authentic ... gripping historical thriller.'
Northern Echo
'... perfect for children ... who are interested in social history and adventure.'
First News
'Highly recommended.'
The School Librarian
Another piece of intelligent historical fiction from S I Martin. Accurate, interesting, and with a good dollop of humour ... Jupiter is a truly engaging character, flawed but loveable
The Bookbag
An enjoyable story, full of excitement and adventure
Books For Keeps
Highly recommended
School Librarian