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Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy



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Author
Meyer, L. A.
Descriptors
Adventure
Adventure/Suspense
Pirates
Sea
Ships
Young Adult Fiction
Young Men
Young Women
Location/Setting:
Great Britain
Mediterranean
Time Period:
18th Century
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Summary
Thirteen-year-old Mary Faber lives on the streets of 18th-century London with a gang of other orphans who beg and steal in order to stay alive. After their gang's leader is murdered, Mary decides to change her living conditions. She cuts off her long hair, changes her clothes, and heads for the docks where the HMS Dolphin is recruiting cabin boys. Soon, she is cabin boy Jack Faber and riding the high seas, where her life is quite dangerous, but still better than life on the streets--unless someone discovers that she is actually a girl.
Critique
This high seas adventure has a bit of everything--suspense, intrigue, and even a little bit of romance. With truly likable characters and laugh-out-loud moments, this first in a fabulous series is not to be missed and can be enjoyed by boys and girls of all ages. Highly recommend.
ISBN
9780152050856
  iBistro
# of Pages
320
Published
2002
Formats
Young Adult
Reviewer's Initials: CO MA CG


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