The Ballad of the Pirate Queens
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - 32 pages
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - matthewbloome - LibraryThing
The reoccurring verse and the lyrical style are both very well done, though I was hung up on the meter a few times while reading this and had to reread a line to make it fit. It was a nice telling of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nmhale - LibraryThing
I love the poem in this book, and I love the illustrations. Yolen frequently writes about strong women characters, and in this case, it's female pirates. Not an idealized view, either, but tough women ... Read full review