Mary Beacock Fryer is a well-known expert on Upper Canadian history. She has written a trilogy on the Simcoe family: Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe: A Biography, Our Young Soldier: Lieutenant Francis Simcoe, 6 June 1791-6 April 1812, and John Graves Simcoe: 1752-1806, A Biography. Among Fryer's other books are Escape, Beginning Again, and Buckskin Pimpernel.
Plots, shots, flight, pursuit â€” all are part of this story from the exciting chapter in Americaâ€™s history when thousands of Loyalists fled to Canada to evade the vengeance of the American Revolutionaries. Twelve-year-old Ned Seaman tells this lively tale of his familyâ€™s perilous journey. Escape may be fiction, but Martha and Caleb Seaman and their children actually existed.
A straight-forward adventure story â€” exciting and fairly easy reading for eight to fourteen year olds.