The Secret of the Sealed Room

A Mystery of Young Benjamin Franklin

The Secret of the Sealed Room

For Ages: 8 - 12
Indentured servant Patience Martin lives a hard life in 1721 Boston, but things get even harder when her demanding employer is found dead—in a bedroom locked from the inside. Powerful townsmen accuse Patience’s friend, Moll Bacon, of being a witch and the murderer, but with her own future in jeopardy, Patience doesn’t know how she can help prove Moll’s innocence—until she finds a new friend. Ben Franklin is a clever young printer’s apprentice with a fondness for wise aphorisms. Ben risks his own skin to protect Patience, and his cunning and ingenuity are a perfect match for her courage and determination. But will their friendship and teamwork be enough to solve the mystery, clear Moll, and free Patience from a harsh life of servitude?
  • Aladdin | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416997603 | 
  • October 2010 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7

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Bailey MacDonald

Bailey MacDonald is a professional actress and playwright who lives near Atlanta, Georgia. When she is not writing, she performs under a different name in a theater group in that city.