Gr 5-8- When Hannah Pritchard's family is killed on their farm by British soldiers and Iroquois Indians, the 14-year-old narrowly escapes to Boston. There, Revolutionary War fever is high, and Hannah vows to avenge the death of her relatives. She eventually makes her way to a privateer ship, where she disguises herself as a boy and works in the kitchen. She has many high-seas adventures while helping to steal loot in the name of the patriots' cause, all the while struggling to keep her identity a secret. This simple, straightforward tale is propelled by a fast-moving plot. Historical and nautical terms are explained well, and a note rounds out the text. This novel is more accessible than L. A. Meyer's more mature and lengthier "Bloody Jack" series (Harcourt).-Kristen Oravec, Stephen S. Wise Elementary School, Los Angeles
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This is a great book. One of my favorites now. Its about a girl being a cabin boy and she has to keep her secret from all the ships crew. This book is very exciting I just wanted to keep reading. You'll surely like this book if you like History,action,and fun.