The Wanderer is a classic and moving story of adventure, self-discovery, and one girl's independence.
Thirteen-year-old Sophie hears the sea calling, promising adventure and a chance for discovery as she sets sail for England with her three uncles and two cousins. Sophie’s cousin Cody isn’t so sure he has the strength to prove himself to the crew and to his father.
Through Sophie’s and Cody’s travel logs, we hear stories of the past and the daily challenges of surviving at sea as The Wanderer sails toward its destination—and its passengers search for their places in the world.
“A beautifully written and imaginatively constructed novel that speaks to the power of survival and the delicacy of grief.” - School Library Journal
“Sophie is a quietly luminous heroine, and readers will rejoice in her voyage.” - The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books