Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy
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... show more
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. . . .
Publish date: June 10th 2010
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Bloody Jack (#1)
Bloody Jack is a coming of age story about a young girl who dresses up like a boy and signs up as a Ship Boy for the Royal Navy. Aboard the HMS Dolphin she falls in love, earns the nickname "Bloody Jack", and gets her first period (which promptly makes her thing she's dying of a plague!). It was a f...
An interesting story about a girl, Mary 'Jacky' Faber who decides that in order to live an interesting life she has to become a boy. She ends up joining the Royal Navy as a Ship's boy and finds life at sea hard but rewarding. It's interesting, even if some cliches abound, Jacky is a strong-willed ...
Fantastically fun YA historical fiction on audio. Loved the performance by Katherine Kellgren who really threw herself into the role of Mary "Jacky" Faber the only girl Ship's boy in the British Navy.
I love me some Napoleonic War era British Navy fiction (how's that for a specialized taste) and this fits the bill nicely even if it does stretch the bounds of reality. It is told in the voice of 12-14 year old Jacky Faber, who in order to escape life on the streets in late eighteenth century Engla...