Viva Jacquelina! Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Over the Hills and Far Away
The vivacious Jacky Faber returns in the tenth tale in L. A. Meyer’s Bloody Jack Adventures, a rip-roaring young-adult series applauded for its alluring combination of adventure, romance, history, and humor. Once again under the thumb of British Intelligence, Jacky is sent to Spain to spy for the... show more
The vivacious Jacky Faber returns in the tenth tale in L. A. Meyer’s Bloody Jack Adventures, a rip-roaring young-adult series applauded for its alluring combination of adventure, romance, history, and humor. Once again under the thumb of British Intelligence, Jacky is sent to Spain to spy for the Crown during the early days of the nineteenth-century Peninsular War. She finds herself in the company of guerilla freedom fighters, poses for the famous artist Goya, runs with the bulls, is kidnapped by the Spanish Inquisition, and travels with a caravan of gypsies…all while hoping to one day reunite with her beloved Jaimy Fletcher.
Publish date: September 4th 2012
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Bloody Jack (#10)
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. ...
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...
The back cover of this book reminds us that it has been 10 years since this series was first published, an unpleasant reminder that we've had 10 novels in this historical fiction series and we've still got to wait for a couple more before we finally find out how Jacky Faber's adventures come to an e...
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Enjoyable read. Lots of action and adventure. A girl aboard a pirate ships adventure posing as a young boy but grew into a young women. Mary finding love in the mist of battles and hardships.Lots of cussing and drinking and so forth all the things that go on a pirate ship.While reading this book you...