The Accidental Stowaway

Judith Eagle
Illustrated by Kim Geyer

By the celebrated author of The Pear Affair and The Secret Starling – Patch finds adventure on every deck of the ‘floating palace’ she accidentally stows away on.

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Liverpool, 1910

When Patch runs up the gangway of steamship, RMS Glorious, she isn’t planning to hang around. But if she leaves her hiding place the constable might catch her: sitting tight is worth the risk. Too late, she realises the ship is setting sail! Patch has become an accidental stowaway.

Luckily, Patch’s unconventional past has made her pretty fearless when it comes to fending for herself, and besides there are friends in high and low places to be made onboard.

But hiding away becomes less and less easy: her new friends urgently need her help and there’s a mystery that needs solving, all before they reach New York . . .

With gorgeous chapter head illustrations by Kim Geyer.

Praise for Judith Eagle:
‘FABULOUS!’ Emma Carroll
‘Superb storytelling.’ The Reader Teacher
‘If you liked Katherine Rundell you’ll love this.’ Lisa Thompson

Critic Reviews

Full of adventure and fun

The Book Bag
Critic Reviews

A rollicking, salty, breath of fresh air. Gorgeous period detail. Great friendships. I feel like I’ve been on an adventure.

Hilary McKay
Critic Reviews

Absolutely adored it! Pacy, witty, with more ups & downs than a mid Atlantic swell.

Emma Carroll
Critic Reviews

The Accidental Stowaway by Judith Eagle sucked me in like a whirlpool . . . I love Patch, her fearlessness and itchy feet.

Clare Povey
Critic Reviews

A voyage to NYC and a page-turning adventure, brimming with sea spray, spirit & wanderlust. An all round joy to read.

Nicola Penfold
Critic Reviews

An engaging historical adventure.

The Bookseller

Judith Eagle’s career thus far has included stints as a stylist, fashion editor and features writer. She currently works in two secondary schools as a librarian and library assistant.

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