Night Journeys (Paperback)
|Peter, a restless Quaker boy who chafs under his communities rigid code of conduct, decides to join runaway indentured servants on a flight to freedom, but his choice has unforseen consequences. Reprint. *Author: Avi *Publication Date: 2000/01/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.50|
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The year is 1768. In eight years, the American Revolution will begin. Newly orphaned, Peter York has been adopted by a deeply religious Quaker fame. Peter chafes under his new guardian's strict and unyielding views and vows to break away. He sees his chance when two runaway indentured servants are reported to be fleeing through his community. If he catches one, there will be a reward -- and freedom. But capturing the runaways leads to consequences -- and choices -- Peter cannot foresee.
In this novel set in 1768, 12-year-old Peter York is beginning to chafe under the boundaries set for him by his stern Quaker guardian, Mr. Shinn. When it is discovered that two indentured servants have escaped, Mr. Shinn, the local Justice of the Peace, organizes a search party. At first Peter is eager to join in on the hunt, but when he learns the runaways are two mistreated children, he decides to aid them in their escape.