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Celebrate more than 150 years of Canada with 150 books.
Ailish, a 13-year-old Irish fortune teller, gets trapped on the Great Eastern as it sets off to lay the very first transatlantic telegraph cable in 1865. Pretending to be a boy, she must find the thief who stole her golden treasure. Aided by a mysterious young boy named Davy, who won’t come up on deck, Ailish must keep her wits about her to survive the voyage.
Jacqueline Guest has written over a dozen books for young readers, specializing in sports themes and historical fiction. Many of her main characters come from different ethnic backgrounds, including First Nations, Inuit and Metis. Her books have been finalists for the Willa award and the High Plains Book Awards. For more information, visit www.jacquelineguest.com.