Edward Harbrace, 15, hates the sea, and his uncle just apprenticed him aboard the barque Arachne. That's hardly the least of it. There are also the Cape Verde stowaway, the baby orangutans, the pirates and their cannon, and the stunning duplicity of the man Edward thought was his friend.
Used availability for Sandy Dengler's Arachne Flying
November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition