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L.A. Meyer
L. A. MEYER is the author of Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy. He also has been a designer and an art teacher, and is currently the curator and exhibitor at the Clair de Loon Gallery near his home in Corea, Maine. show more

L. A. MEYER is the author of Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy. He also has been a designer and an art teacher, and is currently the curator and exhibitor at the Clair de Loon Gallery near his home in Corea, Maine.
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Birth date: January 01, 1942
Died: July 29, 2014
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 1 year ago
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...
EricaO
EricaO rated it 6 years ago
Yes.Of course she did.Of course she was.Of course.Yeah, I get it - this series is designed to give a broad overview of world history for a specific time period, to make it interesting, maybe enough so that Jacky's adventures will act as a springboard for further scholarly research amongst students. ...
cindywho
cindywho rated it 6 years ago
I recently read in a review that one way to relate to the length of the series is to see it as a bunch of tall tales. That works for me! Jacky is embroiled in the Peninsula War, Goya's studio, and a little time out in a Romani camp. The usual... Kellgren is great at voices and is a decent singer...
vnorthw
vnorthw rated it 6 years ago
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...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 7 years ago
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 ...
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