In nineteenth-century England, ten-year-old Emma, accustomed to long working hours at the silk mill and the poverty and hunger of her sister's house, finds her life completely changed when she inadvertently gets a job on a canal boat carrying cargoes between several northern towns.

The Gate in the Wall 2007, Aladdin Paperbacks, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781416967965

Trade paperback

The Gate in the Wall 1999, Atheneum Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780689822957