Escape Across the Wide Sea
It is 1686. Nine-year-old Daniel’s life is changed when the king’s soldiers destroy his family’s weaving shop and threaten to kill his father. As Protestant Huguenots, Daniel’s family refuses to convert to the king’s religion, and they are forced to flee France. On the journey, Daniel is wounded and permanently maimed. As we follow his family’s two-year journey to find a permanent place to settle, we are taken through France, Africa, and the Caribbean. This book is so engaging you hardly realize that it is packed with educational value about the time period. This one is highly recommended.
(Reviewed by Kate Phillips)
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