Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World

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Annotation: Brief biographies of women pirates from around the world.
Catalog Number: #28816
Binding Type: Perma-Bound Edition
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition Date: c2008
Illustrator: Pratt, Christine Joy,
Pages: 103 p.
Availability: Special Order Only - Contact Customer Service at +1 800 637-6581 or +1 217 243-5451
ISBN: Publisher: 1-580-89132-2 Perma-Bound: 0-605-20483-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-580-89132-5 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-20483-6
Dewey: 920
LCCN: 2007026983
Dimensions: 25 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
ALA Booklist (Sun Jun 01 00:00:00 CDT 2008)
Horn Book (Wed Apr 01 00:00:00 CDT 2009)
Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal (Tue Jul 01 00:00:00 CDT 2008)
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Wilson's High School Catalog
Wilson's Junior High Catalog
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 94-98) and index.
Word Count: 13,134
Reading Level: 7.1
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 7.1 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 123476 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:7.6 / points:6.0
Lexile: 1040L
Guided Reading Level: W

In 1963 Jane Yolen released a book called PIRATES IN PETTICOATS, because the idea of women as pirates fascinated her--but there wasn't much information about these women who made their livelihoods plundering on the high seas. Scholars have dug up a bounty of new information since then, and Jane, still fascinated, revisits the ladies who loot. Discover such great pirates as Artemisia, the Admiral Queen of Persia who sailed the seas from 500 to 480 BC. At one point there was a 10,000 drachma prize for anyone who could capture her. There was Rachel Wall, who ran away from her strict upbringing and became a murderous pirate terrorizing the waters of the Atlantic coastline of America. She was hanged for her deeds. Possibly the most famous woman pirate of all was Grania O'Malley, daughter of an Irish chieftain. She plagued the English and was arrested several times, always gaining her freedom to pirate some more. Meet ten other female pirates on their ships, in battle, and in disguise in this intriguing look at the wayward women of the waves. Christine Joy Pratt's pen-and-ink illustrations are alive with action and excitement. Here be a true and accurate account of the most low-down, scurviest--but the prettiest--black-hearted pirates you'll ever love to read about.