Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 5 - 12Z5.672568
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. . . .
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on September 1, 2002 by Harcourt Children's Books
ISBN-10: 0152167315
ISBN-13: 9780152167318
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  • happypug12
    happypug12Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 6:19 am44 stars
    Bloody Jack was a totally unique and thrilling story of an orphan girl abandoned on London's streets to fend for herself. Her name was always "Jack". It used to be Mary. But that was before her mother and sister died and she was cast out onto the streets and found and sheltered by Charlie's Roosters. Then she became "Little Mary". When Charlie is brutally murdered, Mary runs away. She's always dreamed of a life at sea. But girls aren't exactly allowed on His Majesty's royal Navy, so Mary becomes Jacky and so begins The Deception. I absolutely adored reading every coarse and breathtaking adventure Jacky experiences and I highly reccomend this book to teens who love a good journey at sea.
    • aryna
      arynaMonday, March 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm44 stars
      My librarian showed me this series after I read all the other available series', and I loved it! Jacky is funny, determined, and independent-a great heroine- and if you're looking for a good pirate read, this is the book!
      • soccerstar00
        soccerstar00Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 11:05 am11 star
        it was gross!!! :(