Being An Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's BoyBook - 2002 | 1st ed
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When I was in 5th grade, I was obsessed with The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, a high seas adventure about a proper young lady who transforms into a tough-as-nails sailor. I turned to the classic Treasure Island next, but I didn't like it -- I was back to being a literary landlubber. Lately, I've rediscovered my love of drama on big ships. Here are four excellent children's books fille… (more)
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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.
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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