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.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing
This lyrical poem filled our bedtime with the rhythm of another time. History came alive and intrigued both my kids. Glad for the historic fact end notes that helped round out this story. My son is starting to recognize Jane Yolen and love her as much as I do! Read full review
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