by Karen Autio
It’s 1915 and the Great War is raging in Europe. What does that have to do with Port Arthur, Ontario? Heaps, thinks John Mäki. Sure, he’s a prankster, but he’s also a hard-working newsboy with a secret dream to be a reporter. So he keeps his eyes peeled, waiting for the big story.
His older sister, Saara, has her own concerns, like her goal of becoming a teacher. And her worry that people are not speaking to her just because she befriends a German girl! She scoffs at John’s suspicions. German spies, blown-up bridges . . . surely not in northwestern Ontario.
Yet John knows that all of Canada’s grain headed for hungry soldiers in Europe comes through Port Arthur first. A saboteur could do plenty of damage—to the city, the country, and even the Mäki family!
Sabotage is the final book of Karen Autio’s trilogy about a Finnish family in early Thunder Bay. This story, told by both Saara and John, takes us into a real-life world of espionage, sabotage, and paranoia – right here in Canada!
JUVENILE FICTION • Ages 10+ • 256 pp • 5.25 x 7.75
ISBN 978-1-55039-168-8 • paper • $14.95