Bloody Jack

Bloody Jack

Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy

By Louis A. Meyer

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152167318, 336pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2002

Description
Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS "Dolphin" is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas.
There's only one problem: Jacky is a "girl." And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret. This could be the adventure of her life--if only she doesn't get caught. . . .


About the Author

L. A. MEYER received a master of fine arts from Boston University, and is currently the curator and exhibitor at the Clair de Loon Gallery in Bar Harbor, Maine. He lives in Corea, Maine.