New York : Delacorte, 2005.
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Tom Tin's father is hauled away to debtor's prison, he knows he has to
do something to help the family. His sister has died and his mother
is half crazy with grief. But Tom's attempts to find a way to get
his father released leads to his own arrest. Mistaken for another
boy, Tom is accused of murder and convicted. Sentenced to seven years,
Tom now finds himself bound by chains and living on a prison ship.
Tom hates the water and gets seasick very easily. Not the way the
son of a naval captain should be but there you have it. Is there
any way Tom can get out of this mess?
Prisoners -- Fiction.
Runaways -- Fiction.
Resourcefulness -- Fiction.
Ocean travel -- Fiction.
London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
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