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Bloody Jack

Being An Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy
Meyer, L. A. (Book - 2002)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.
Authors: Meyer, L. A. (Louis A.), 1942-
Title: Bloody Jack
being an account of the curious adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, 2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 278 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.
Local Note: 1 15 17 35 56 102 104 112 143 160 167 182 198 210 228 231 235 236 243 264 276
ISBN: 0152167315
Statement of Responsibility: L.A. Meyer
Subject Headings: Orphans Juvenile fiction. Seafaring life Juvenile fiction. Sea stories Juvenile literature. Pirates Juvenile fiction. Sex role Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction-2002.
Topical Term: Orphans
Seafaring life
Sea stories
Pirates
Sex role
LCCN: 2002000759
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Jul 26, 2014
  • blue_bear_910 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It is a good book.

Nov 07, 2012
  • Elizabeth_L_W rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I was NOT very fond of this book in the least! It started great, I liked it but then at about the middle of the book it got all weird and nasty. Not a kids or YA read I would recommend to parents for their children!

A must read series! Couldn't put it down. I have now read almost all the books that are out and can't wait for more!

Jun 22, 2012
  • bobfoxy1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

adventures of a girl pirate. Set in 17century England and the high seas.

Jacky Faber is used to fighting for survival as an orphan on the streets of London. When the HMS Dolphin is hiring ship boys for an exciting new voyage, Jack finally has a chance to escape life on the streets, to fight pirates, and pursue riches and glory on a real English warship. There’s only one problem… Jacky is a girl!

The first in the popular series by L.A. Meyer, comes Bloody Jack, a fast-paced story of swash-buckling adventure and deception on the high seas. Although sometimes slipping into stereotypes of the minor characters, Jacky is a strong clever protagonist - she will not disappoint. At times funny, dangerous, and romantic, this book will engage readers until the very end.

Dec 23, 2011
  • SilverSparrow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is so good! It's really exciting and keeps you reading. :)
I'm so in love with this series and have all the others on hold!! :)
Every reader should read this series.

Nov 10, 2011
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this quick moving book is an adventure on the high seas. Young Jack looks after herself by getting work on a ship and then earning herself the reputation of Bloody Jack during a battle with pirates. There is a bit of a romantic undertone as Jack hits puberty and her feelings for her fellow cabin boys come to the surface. While maintaining her disguise as a boy, she has to deal with her feelings as a girl. The book is high interest and a good quick read.

Sep 22, 2011
  • BookLvr07 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Good adventure. Probably will read the rest of the series...

Sep 17, 2011
  • jackmane rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A really fun and interesting book really good read good for anyone who are into pirates and sailors type of books. It was a great feat, the fact that she managed to survive on the street and also the many things she did after that.

Aug 09, 2011
  • erkie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A Fantastic series! Could not put it down and although I don't usually like to re-read books, I'm now re-reading this series for the third time! Jacky is a great character, full of life and mischief. You can't help but cheer her on. Only thing that due to some of the subjects touched upon, i would only recommend it for older teen+ readers. Remember this is 18th century London where an orphaned girl had very little choice if she wants to survive and even more so the life of a sailor was a rough one let alone for a young female. Overall though, a definite must read!

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Sep 17, 2011
  • jackmane rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

jackmane thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Aug 09, 2011
  • erkie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

erkie thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Jul 25, 2011
  • FireyXin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 16, 2010
  • New_Rose rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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A street urchin disguises herself as a ships boy and recasts her life as Jacky Faber. Rip-roaring adventure on the high seas is only the beginning of this ongoing series about a super strong girl who any one would want to be friends with. There is literally never a dull moment with Jacky around!

Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.

Sep 17, 2011
  • jackmane rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A book about a girl who is orphaned and her family taken away from her. She lives with other orphans under a bridge. She wants more, so she gets on a ship called the dolphin. Disguised as a boy she has some trouble hidding that shes a girl. She gets into battle does some fighting and falls for a guy. Funny and interesting, a good read.

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“A girl that's born for hangin' ain't likely to be drowned.” ~ Mary "Jacky" Faber

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