I love the setting for The Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen by Geraldine McCaughrean – a shipwrecked paddle steamer! I love the cover, too. The red dress really pops out against all of the shades of green.
From publisher website:
Cissy Sissney has always longed for a life filled with adventure, and her wish is unexpectedly granted when she is sent to live aboard the Sunshine Queen—a shipwrecked paddle steamer that houses the Bright Lights Theater Company. When the showboat is carried back out to sea, the motley crew on board embarks on a wild and hilarious journey. But along the way, one of their own falls into grave danger…and Cissy learns that the stakes of fame are higher than she could possibly have imagined.
Renowned storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean weaves a rip-roaring river adventure that’s chock-full of sidesplitting humor and daring escapades. Readers won’t be able to resist riding along on the Sunshine Queen’s thrilling journey in this fun and accessible tale.
The Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen will be in stores in May.