Secret Signs

Secret Signs

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Twelve-year-old Henry Dafoe longs to have adventures like his hero, Tom Sawyer, instead of having his mother treat him like a child, so he runs away from home, but life on the road is not as much fun as he thought it would be.

Orca Book Publishers
During the Depression, Henry Dafoe makes his way across the prairies, guided only by an old hobo and a series of secret signs.
The Depression has ruined Henry Dafoe's life: his father has left the family farm to look for work, his mother is sick and now she's decided to send Henry to Nova Scotia to work on his uncle's fishboat. But Henry has other ideas. He runs away from home to join his father, which proves more difficult than he imagined. Alone and scared in a strange city, he befriends an old hobo named Clickety Clack, who agrees to take him to find his father. As they make their way across the country, Clickety Clack teaches Henry about the secret signs that hoboes use to communicate with each other.

Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Orca Book Publishers, 2006
ISBN: 9781551435992
Branch Call Number: PB J FIC GUE
Characteristics: 139 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm.


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