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The fiddler's secret
Physical Description:
264 pages ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Previously published as The riverboat adventures series--T.p. verso.
On the Cristina's trip up the Mississippi, Libby Norstad and her friends meet a talented violinist who seems to have secret. Libby is set on discovering what it is, but when they arrive in St. Paul, his violin is stolen. Libby, Caleb, and Jordan lead the search, but find nothing. Then the fugitive slave Jordan meets his biggest enemy, and takes on a new role in the Underground Railroad.


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When winter draws near, how will the Christina escape the untimely, fast-approaching ice storm?

In the dark of night come the rapid strokes of the ship's bell, dense fog, and the slap of paddlewheels against water--and then the whistle screams a warning. A steamboat's coming too fast, too close. Run!

Out of the darkness and danger come the piercing notes of a gifted fiddler. His face seems to hold a secret. What is the fiddler's challenge for the Freedom Seekers of every place and time?

How will the Freedom Seekers answer Captain Norstad's questions: "What is most important to you? What do you really want?"

From the golden age of steamboats, the rush of immigrants to new lands, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad come true-to-life stories of courage, integrity, and suspense in the Freedom Seekers series.

Author Notes

LOIS WALFRID JOHNSON is a speaker, teacher of writing, and former instructor for Writer's Digest School. She is the author of 38 books, including Girl Talk , the Gold Medallion Book Award winning Let's-Talk-About-It Stories for Kids series, the bestselling Adventures of the Northwoods mysteries, and the much-loved Riverboat Adventures. In her exciting Viking Quest series Lois' characters travel from Ireland to Norway, Iceland, and Greenland, then sail with Leif Erickson to what is now America. Lois' husband, Roy, is a gifted teacher and idea person for her writing. They enjoy time with their family, friends, and readers who have written from more than 40 countries to say, "I love your books. I can't put them down."