Sea Queens

Women Pirates Around the World

By Yolen, Jane & Pratt, Christine Joy

Publishers Summary:
Throughout the ages, women from all classes and walks of life turned to pirating out of necessity, desperation, or greed. Acclaimed author Jane Yolen examines the contradictions of these bold women's lives and times. Meet Artemisia, the admiral-queen of Persia in 500 BC; Grania O'Malley, the Irish "pirate queen" who challenged Queen Elizabeth I's British ships; Madame Ching, who sailed the South China Sea in the early 1800s; and then other female pirates on their ships, in battle, and in disguise.

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ISBN
978-1-58089-131-8
Publisher
Charlesbridge Publishing


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2008

Gr 4-6 Most of what is known about the earliest "sea queens" is the stuff of story and legends. Yolen carefully notes what has been documented and what may be exaggeration throughout these brief biographies. An introductory chapter clears up some common misconceptions about pirates and pirating. Using recent scholarship on the subject, this collection crosse...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

This is an engaging look at female pirates throughout history, many of whom disguised themselves as men and committed crimes as ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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