ISBN 978-1-250-03991-0
Kentucky’s exhibit choice for 2012’s National Book Fest
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2013 Crystal Kite Award finalist
2013 Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year
2013 Tri-State Review Committee Books of Note
2015 Oklahoma Library Association Sequoyah Award nominee
ISBN 978-0-8050-9238-7

The schooner Newburyport Beauty’s cook is smuggling his granddaughter to freedom in Canadawhile her mother and brother, Ogun, make the dangerous trip on foot. When bounty hunters board the Beauty, only 12-year-old cook’s apprentice, Ray, and his monkey, Allie, have a chance of saving the stowaway.

When the food that 11-year-old Ogun and his mother have carried on their flight to Canada runs out, Ogun needs all his father had taught him about woods and marsh to keep them going. Cover by Greg Call

“Adventuresome and enjoyable” Kirkus Reviews
“..can be enjoyed for the adventure alone…” School Library Journal
“..reader will gain some understanding of the Underground Railroad and the dangers to all involved…”Children’s Literature
“..will keep the reader gripping the pages..” Bourbon County Citizen
“I read your Sailing to Freedom …Every year I purchase a book for each teacher in my school that I believe will make an excellent read aloud. My 4th grade teachers will be receiving your book this year!” Rebecca Nelson, Adjunct Faculty,
University of Kentucky

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