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Pirate Queens

Leigh Lewis

ISBN: 9781426371950
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Move over Blackbeard and Captain Kidd! Did you know that the most powerful pirate who ever lived was a woman? Read all about her and more formidable females in this edgy, one-of-a-kind collection that combines poetry, fascinating facts, and pictures. This wow-worthy book proves that women have been making their mark in all aspects of history even the high seas! Meet Ching Shih, a Chinese pirate who presided over a fleet of 80,000 men (by contrast, Blackbeard had some 300). Get the scoop on Anne Bonny who famously ran away from an arranged marriage to don trousers and brandish a pistol in the Bahamas.

And there are more! Each pirate profile includes a dramatic original poem presented against a backdrop of gorgeous full-colour art by award-winning illustrator Sara Woolley Gomez. Each profile is followed by fascinating information about the real life and times of these daring (and dangerous!) women. Vetted by the world's leading pirate experts and historians, this book is a cool and edgy gift.

It's also perfect for any curious kid who dreams of adventure and for parents who are eager to show their tweens and teens that history is more diverse, daring, and surprising than what is typically found in textbooks.