After his mother dies, Beggar Charlie finds himself alone, begging for bread. Life doesn’t get any better when he is press-ganged. His only hope is the captain of the merchant ship who takes a liking to him.
When the ship docks in China, Charlie is sent ashore with Hickory Dick, a boy he mistrusts. A rebellion foments, and in horror, Charlie watches as the merchant ship sinks when some Chinese men set it on fire. Whatever will Beggar Charlie and Hickory Dick do?
5-Star Amazon Review
“Madeleine McLaughlin weaves a captivating adventure sending her young English heroes into the foreign world of China, where they find friends and encounter enemies and learn quite a few lessons about life. I strongly recommend this story for young and old.”