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The Ballad of the Pirate Queensby Jane Yolen
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Two sailors were keeping watch alone when the governor's men stormed aboard the Vanity. Those two--the legend-inspiring pirate queens Anne Bonney and Mary Reade--fought bravely but called in vain for their shipmates, who sported and drank below deck. Jane Yolen's stirring ballad immortalizes these two daring women and offers readers an intriguing look at life on the high seas.
Master storyteller Jane Yolen celebrates the true story of Anne Bonney and Mary Reade, the most famous female pirates in history. In 1720 everyone in Port Maria Bay had heard of the Vanity's pirating ways, but no one knew there were two brave women among the elusive pirate ship's crew. Dramatic, full-color paintings bring their story to life.
Two of the Vanity's crew were keeping watch alone when the governor's men stormed aboard. Those two, the legend-inspiring pirate queens Anne Bonney and Mary Reade, bravely engaged the sailors in battle but called in vain for the rest of their crew, who sported and drank below.
About the Author
Jane Yolen is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written hundreds of books for adults and children and has won numerous awards. She and her husband divide their time between Massachussetts and Scotland.
DAVID SHANNON is the illustrator of many popular picture books, including How I Became a Pirate. His numerous awards include a Caldecott Honor for No, David! He lives in Burbank, California.
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