Beggar Charlie is an orphan who finds himself press-ganged onto a ship nearing China. He goes ashore with Hickory Dick a fifteen year old whom he distrusts. They meet a Chinese boy named Tang.
When a rebellion foments, their ship is sunk, they now have to find a way to take care of Tang while finding a way home to England.
Targeted Age Group: 8-15 Tween
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Madeleine McLaughlin won a finalist award for Beggar Charlie, the e-book offered today. She is almost sixty with very little grey hair.
She has no pets but not because she doesn’t want them but because she has a small apartment with a room mate. She also does genealogical research.