Middle Grade Historical Adventure
With only a two reale from his father and his sister’s coat, Carlos Diaz, escapes uncle’s whip and stows away on a galleon of King Phillip II of Spain, to seek out his father, an assayer at the silver mines in Potosi. He is held at sword point and survives a storm on the high seas. Carlos’s only friend, Dr. Sebastian, tries to protect him from the cruel captain and devious members of the crew, but it isn’t enough. Carlos wonders how wise it was to attempt his Escape to the New World.