✓ The Secret Journey || æ PDF Download by ¼ Peg Kehret

By Peg Kehret | Comments: ( 754 ) | Date: ( Dec 07, 2019 )

In 1834 when a storm at sea destroys the slave ship on which she is a stowaway, twelve year old Emma musters all her resourcefulness to survive in the African jungle.

  • Title: The Secret Journey
  • Author: Peg Kehret
  • ISBN: 9780671034160
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Peg Kehret

Peg Kehret writes middle grade fiction and nonfiction She s won dozens of state children s choice awards, where kids vote for their favorite book.When she was twelve, Peg was paralyzed with polio Most of her protagonists are the age she was then.A volunteer with animal rescue groups, three of Peg s books are co authored by Pete the Cat.

Comments The Secret Journey

  • Michele

    Some good comes of every difficulty. Sometimes a book enters your life and leaves such a profound impact, you remember reading it like it was yesterday when it in fact you read it decades ago. Did I mention this is my favorite book in the entire world? No book has managed to replace it.This book started my love of books in general. I believe I was at a book fair at my elementary school. All of the young children in the library were ordered to keep their hands behind their back. Then we were allo [...]

  • Ali

    In "The Secret Journey," Emma Bolton's mother is very sick. The only way she can survive is if she sails overseas to a special doctor. The journey could take a year, so Emma must stay with her aunt and her awful cousin who terrorizes her. To avoid the trauma, she makes a plan to sneak on board her parent's ship. Only when she is finally aboard, she sees that she is on the wrong ship Sailing to AfricaOne connection I can make is text-to-self. If I were put in the same situation, I would definitel [...]

  • Book Believer

    "The Secret Journey" is by far one of my favorite books of all time. When I was in Elementary school I came across this book in the library. Everyone was reaching for really popular books like Percy Jackson or Harry Potter, instead I reached for the book in the dusty corner. I have no words to describe how much I adored this book. This is truly a hidden little treasure.

  • Jill

    read it a long time ago, but i remember it was one of my favourite books about 5 years ago! :)

  • Ally Araujo


  • Cristina

    Such a fantastically written story about a girl who beats the odds and emerges stronger than she ever thought she could be. This is a great story for young girls, a story that reminds them when life seems unfair or difficult, they can either let it beat them down or rise to the occasion. I loved this story and it will be in my top picks for my classroom library.

  • Jaylynn Miller

    I read the book The Secret Journey by Peg Kehret. This book was about how a young girl named Emma has to go live with her aunt because her mother is dying and has to travel to France by boat. But Emma hates her aunt Martha so she runs away the day her parents leave for France. Emma decides that she will have to sneak on the boat so her parents don't know that she ran away but by accident gets caught on the wrong ship. She cuts her hair short and wears boy clothes so that no one will know who she [...]

  • Maria Tag

    As a big Peg Kehret fan, this was a must-read. and I wasn't disappointed. ;)Plot: Emma was a carefree, happy girl until IT happened. IT was her beloved mother getting sick. Now, Emma hears the startling news- her father and mother are going on a ship to France. France will a beautiful place with gorgeous sights and the warm weather Emma's mother needs. But- uh oh- Emma isn't coming. Instead, she's going to stay with her and aunt her spoiled brat of a cousin Odolf. Well, that's not happening. Emm [...]

  • Claudia

    Yeah, we liked this book I read it by myself first just for a fun and quick read and knew the kids would enjoy its adventure and was therefore willing to read it again a second time. It's fun. It's adventurous. There are things that can be learned from it. I almost gave it 3 (really 3 1/2) stars but seeing as to how much my kids liked it I decided to give it four. As for me, I wanted to be able to believe the story a bit more or be able to connect more with the character. I would have loved to [...]

  • Jenifer

    I don't think this book is actually one from her "frightmares" series, but it might be a little scarry for young teens. I enjoy reading young adult fiction because I can get through a book faster, but I found this one to be over-simple, which made the story less believable, but good for the audience it was intended for. I love that at the end of the book the author lists research sources and describes the work she went through to make even minor details of the book authentic. Reminding young wri [...]

  • Catherine

    I like this author, but this book has a lot of problems. This book tells instead of showing. While I appreciate Kehret's love of animals, this one seems forced considering the setting, 1834 England and Africa. Which brings me to my main complaint about this book- for a story set in 1834 England, Emma has the voice of a 20th century American girl. At no time did I get a British flavor from this story. Emma also worries about getting sick from mosquitoes or water. Doctors didn't know much about ge [...]

  • Avynlee Dahl

    This book is extremely full of adventure and it keeps you in a creative and adventurous mood. The main character : Emma Bolton is the most courageous girl of this book. She has so much potential and really believes in herself which makes the story even more exciting! All of the adventures and new discoveries she finds really keeps you in an electrifying mood. The story is really understandable and you never know what new things Emma will find or what she will do about the next problem she falls [...]

  • Shallyn Berry

    Its about this girls mother thats very sick and they cant have there little girl live with them anymore because they have to go to France to cure her mother so she has to go live with her cousin witch she hates terribly because he beats her up and makes fun of her one night she disides to sneak out and dress up like a boy and sail on the ship that her mom and dad are sailing ond instead not knowing she borded a slave boat instead.To know more and see what happends next you will have to read it!

  • Mattie Larocque

    I read this book as a little girl. I loved it for a few reasons. One, the main character has the same name as me. Two, the adventure. I lived in England, traveled on a boat and survived the sinking and then survived in Africa as a little ten year old girl reading a book on her bed. This is one of the many books I remember reading. I highly recommend this book if you have kids. I guarantee they will enjoy it.

  • Cathy Hendren

    Emma's mom is going to be taken to France because she has consumption. Emma decides to stow away on the ship. One of the dock workers sends her to a slave trading ship. She is found out and works as a cabin boy. The ship is wrecked in a storm off of Africa where Emma has to figure out how to survive.

  • Lacie Davidson

    Since I was in 3rd grade I've dwelled on Peg Kehret's thrilling children stories. The Secret Journey is less like her style, but I'm impressed in the detail, and I've liked this one for a long time. It's a great story to read to and 8 year old.

  • Ashleigh

    This was a good book, but i wish this book talked about how she survived. I also wish this book talked about what happened to her mom and aunt, and if she ever told her parents about her surviving in Africa.

  • Salvador Ramirez

    The Secret Journey was pretty interesting because Emma Bolton was on a Journey to France on a voyage with her father and sick mother.Mostly the main reason was to because of aunt Martha and her hateful cousin or family member Odolf.

  • Christopher

    The story of a young British girl who just wants to see her sick mother in France but makes a life-changing mistake and gets stranded in the jungles of Africa! I recommend this to any fan of Peg Kheret.

  • Dana

    The secret journey shows the life of a young women when her mother dies and how she carries on her life through an amazing journey. Very adventurous and pushed the reader to feel what she is going through.

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    Not as good as other girl-stows-away-aboard-ship-as-a-boy stories I've read, notably The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi.

  • Britt

    I read this tonight to screen it for my 10 year-old. It was perfect - fast paced, action packed and fun. The language and situations were age-appropriate, and the lessons were relevant for a young reader. She's going to love it.

  • Kate

    The first Peg Kehret book I read was Small Steps: The Year I got Polio. I remember really liking that book, so I thought I'd try another Peg Kehret. This one was (obviously) so different from Small Steps both books so good, but for vastly different reasons.

  • Ponita

    I liked this book but the boring part is when she got stuck in Africa an she just stayed there and watch the animals and explain little parts about it.

  • Ashley

    Thought it started a little slow, but once the "journey" begins things pick up and I ended up enjoying this quick read.

  • Scott Williams


  • Quynn

    Good children's read.

  • Daryl

    A wonderful short read.

  • Janice Han

    So fun and sad

  • Dionne

    Great YA book!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Name *
Email *
  • ✓ The Secret Journey || æ PDF Download by ¼ Peg Kehret
    363 Peg Kehret
  • thumbnail Title: ✓ The Secret Journey || æ PDF Download by ¼ Peg Kehret
    Posted by:Peg Kehret
    Published :2019-09-26T00:56:47+00:00