The Ballad of the Pirate Queens PDF º The Ballad PDF

The Ballad of the Pirate Queens PDF º The Ballad  PDF Two sailors were keeping watch alone when the governor's men stormed aboard the Vanity Those twothe legendinspiring pirate queens Anne Bonney and Mary Readefought bravely but called in vain for their shipmates, who sported and drank below deck Jane Yolen's stirring ballad immortalizes these two daring women and offers readers an intriguing look at life on the high seas


10 thoughts on “The Ballad of the Pirate Queens

  1. Jose Juan Jose Juan says:

    When I think of the word ballad I think of a slow, sad song. This book by Jane Yolen is just that, a sad story told in a poetic way. The two main characters are Anne Bonney and Mary Reade. The two pirate queens sail aboard a pirate ship called the Vanity. There were 10 pirate men who also were aboard the pir


  2. Laurie (girlwhobooksbuilt) Laurie (girlwhobooksbuilt) says:

    Jan Yolen sets to verse a fictionalized biography of two females sailing the high seas aboard the seaworthy Vanity in The Ballad of the Pirate Queens. Anne Bonney and Mary Read alone defend their vessel against capture while the rest of the crew drinks rum and plays cards. Yolen's skillful rhymes create urgency and


  3. Annie Annie says:

    When my daughter was 3 years old, this was her favorite book for an entire summer. We read it every night, sometimes twice. The book inspired her to want to be a pirate when she grew up. As well as a pirate for Halloween that year. Now she is a young teen and this helps to explain her love for fiction stories that are wri


  4. Rainey Rainey says:

    These ladies may have been badass historic figures, but the poetic retelling herein was boring.


  5. Marsha Marsha says:

    This ballad is about two of the most famous female pirates ever to sail the high seas. There have always been women throughout the ages who have chosen unorthodox routes to wealth and privilege or simply a higher level of living than other women. Whether they have been reviled or admired, they leave the reader secretly envying their da


  6. Melki Melki says:

    Yolen presents an ode to pirate queens Anne Bonney and Mary Reade, who alone stood on the deck of the Vanity, and fought off invading sailors while the ship's male crew partied below. Once taken into custody, the women used a uniquely female excuse to avoid dancing at the end of the hangman's noose. The story is based on fact, though there se


  7. Luisa Knight Luisa Knight says:

    Apparently these characters are based on two real women pirates that sailed in the 1700s.

    I found the story just a touch dark, and the subject matter and writing style to be more for an older crowd, so although this is a picture book, I'm sure your third grader and up will appreciate it more.

    Ages: 8 - 12

    Cleanlines


  8. Diane Diane says:

    The story of Anne Bonney and Mary Reade, two female pirates who sailed with “Calico Jack” Rackham on the Vanity. When the Vanity is captured by soldiers, Anne and Mary fight alone with the rest of the crew being drunk. They are all hauled off to jail. The rest of the crew are hanged, but Anne and Mary plead that they are pregnant and merely the wives o


  9. Andy Hickman Andy Hickman says:

    “The Ballad of the Pirate Queens” by Jane Yolen, David Shannon (Illustrator)
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    Beautifully illustrated poem of Anne Bonny and Mary Reade's journey on the 'Vanity' when confronted by the 'Albion'.
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  10. Karen Karen says:

    This has been a favorite in our home for years. Dug it out again today and the kids were thrilled when I started reading it. (We had just come to the 17th century in our history reading which was on pirates)...krb 1/4/17


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