Jonathan Hamilton is a 12-year-old boy who experiences a summer working as a mule driver with his uncle on the Erie Canal, and finds himself a part of the Underground Railroad that floats! A canal orphan also joins the crew aboard the canal boat as they help a family escape from slave hunters. Exciting! (141pp. illus. Authors, 2007.)
Also available is the follow-up book to this story, Towpath Mysteries (Item #3439).