Pierre, son of an aristocrat killed in the French Revolution, fleeing with his former servant Jean, makes these difficulties suddenly and dangerously personal to Sally and those sailing to Fair American. Like the young United States from which she comes, Sally is faced with new challenges and new opportunities. The author's poetry and the illustrations of Caldecott Honor Award - winning Helen Sewell lend additional grace to this buoyant tale. 160 pages, softcover. Ages 8-up.