Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-01
  • Publisher: Random House Distribution childrens

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Throughout the ages, women from all classes and walks of life turned to pirating out of necessity, desperation, or greed. Acclaimed author Jane Yolen examines the contradictions of these bold women's lives and times. Meet Artemisia, the admiral-queen of Persia in 500 BC; Grania O'Malley, the Irish "pirate queen" who challenged Queen Elizabeth I's ships; Madame Ching, who sailed the South China Sea in the early 1800's; and ten other female pirates on their ships, in battle, and in disguise.

Author Biography

Jane Yolen is the award-winning author of nearly three hundred children's books, including Owl Moon, a Caldecott Medal winner. She lives in western Massachusetts and Scotland and has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America. Christine Joy Pratt is the illustration of this is America, Pua's Paniolo Parade, and Plantation Child and Other Stories. She lives in Hawai'i.

Table of Contents

The Sea Queensp. 1
Artemisia, Admiral-Queen, Persia, 500-480 BCp. 9
Queen Teuta, Illyria, circa 230 BCp. 13
Alfhild, Denmark, ninth centuryp. 19
Jeanne de Belleville, Brittany, fourteenth centuryp. 27
Grania O'Malley, Ireland, sixteenth centuryp. 31
Lady Killigrew, England, late sixteenth centuryp. 45
Pretty Peg and the Dutch Privateer, Holland, seventeenth centuryp. 51
Charlotte de Berry, England, mid-seventeenth centuryp. 55
Anne Bonney and Mary Read, American colonies, early eighteenth centuryp. 59
Rachel Wall, United States of America, late eighteenth centuryp. 73
Mary Anne Talbot, England, late eighteenth centuryp. 77
Madame Ching, China, early nineteenth centuryp. 81
Roundupp. 89
Bibliographyp. 94
Indexp. 100
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