My Bonny Light Horseman (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Overview

The infamous pirate, riverboat seductress, master of disguise, and street-urchin-turned-sailor Jacky Faber has been captured by the French and beheaded in full view of her friends and crew.      Inconceivable? Yes! The truth is she’s secretly forced to pose as an American dancer behind enemy lines in Paris, where she entices a French general into revealing military secrets—all to save her dear friends. Then, in intrepid Jacky Faber style, she dons male clothing and worms her way into a post as...

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Overview

The infamous pirate, riverboat seductress, master of disguise, and street-urchin-turned-sailor Jacky Faber has been captured by the French and beheaded in full view of her friends and crew.      Inconceivable? Yes! The truth is she’s secretly forced to pose as an American dancer behind enemy lines in Paris, where she entices a French general into revealing military secrets—all to save her dear friends. Then, in intrepid Jacky Faber style, she dons male clothing and worms her way into a post as galloper with the French army, ultimately leading a team of men to fight alongside the great Napoleon.

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Editorial Reviews

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The sixth in the adventures of the spirited heroine, who turns 16 during the course of the novel. At breakneck pace, she's taken from America back to England and pressed into service as a spy, finds herself first a dancer and then a member of the demimonde in Paris and finally, once again disguised as a boy, a messenger for Napoleon's troops. As always, the erstwhile urchin either saves the day or slithers out of trouble thanks to her wits and larger-than-life heroics. Meyer's first-person tale recalls the energy and historicity of Patrick O'Brian's seafaring tales and delights in a variety of sly references (in France, for instance she uses the nom de guerre Jacqueline Bouvier, or Jacques, when disguised as a male cadet). Amusing nomenclature, historical and cultural in-jokes and colorful locales are strewn with abandon throughout the long and tireless narrative. Both the stirrings of love and the horrors of war are as vivid as the descriptions of victuals and raiment. Teens who have followed Jacky will be happy for another ride. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606144780
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Series: Bloody Jack Adventure Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

L.A. MEYER was an art teacher, an illustrator, a designer, and a naval officer before he began to write about the impetuous Jacky Faber. He currently operates an art gallery with his wife near their home in a small fishing village on the coast of Maine.www.jackyfaber.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    Another Must-Read from L.A. Meyer!

    I flew right through My Bonny Light Horseman, so quickly, I was truly sad to see it end. I¿ve read all six books in the Bloody Jack series, and each one becomes my favorite as I read it, with this one being no different. From the start of the book, Jacky again finds herself in a many near-death situations, one that even forces her to become a spy for her country in a war against the French. Along with the usual main characters, Meyer introduces you to many new characters that you get acquainted with so quickly, it¿s as if you had been reading about them all along since the first Bloody Jack book. One new character that everyone should already be familiar with is the infamous French ruler, Napoleon, whom Jacky has a few important encounters with, one especially, that has a great impact with this book¿s outcome and the war of that time. Being a middle school language arts teacher, I would recommend this book to anyone that loves entertaining, historical, and even humorous books. If there is only one book that you buy a friend or loved one this year for the holidays, it has to be this one. It¿s a must read for the entire family.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2008

    Jacky's Back!!!!!

    Once again, Meyer's delivers a masterpiece in MY BONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN. If it's even possible, Jacky finds herself in even more action-packed trouble in the newest BLOODY JACK book of the series, which left me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire novel. I particularly loved the new characters and setting that Meyer's introduced to us in the newest adventures of Jacky Faber, where I could see exactly what was going on throughout the novel. He left me being able to picture parts of Europe that I one day want to visit myself, and I got to know so many new characters so well, and revisit some of my favorites from previous books. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves to read a good action-packed, adventurous book that also enjoys learning about history. This is a must read for the entire family. Go out and buy it today!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2008

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    Great book

    this book was so cool it had you on the edge or your seat the whole time really great book and series i just LOVE this book

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2008

    A wholesome read

    A good writer is a good writer. But the real writers are very imaginative- clever. I'm an avid reader and I love a writer who surprizes me. The whole Jacky faber is well written, clever, and imaginative. More than that it is wholesome and uplifting. Cudos to Mr. L.A. Meyer. Parents I strongly recommend these to your teens; for it gives a glimpse into history in a nonboring way. For girls it encourages them to know that they can be the equals of anyone. <BR/>I've contacted the author--the next book will be out 08/09, I can't wait <BR/><BR/><BR/>Like this try hornblower and bolitho series<BR/><BR/>a very good series

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2009

    Jacky Faber a spy?

    In this book Jacky takes us on yet another daring adventure as she is forced to become a spy in Paris, France. Along the way we meet up with old friends and are introduced to Jean-Paul, yummy. As always Louis A. Meyer delivers and I can't wait to read the next Jacky Faber book, Rapture of the Deep.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2008

    Awesome Book!!!

    This series is the best series I've ever read and I've read a lot a lot of books! It's great for anyone above 11 years old. It is honestly the most amazing book. It's so good because of how Jacky gets into so many tight spots but also manages to get herself out of them. Another part that is also great is Jacky's romance. She is a very lovable character and I wish my life could be just like hers! I would suggest reading the other books in the series before this one. The first book is Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2008

    Outstanding read, i loved it

    I have read the whole Bloody Jack series and this book is just as exciting and page turning as the rest, i only put it down when i really needed to and i really did try to drag it out, but it was not to be, for i read it in less than 3 days. L A Meyer has to be one of my favorite authors and i am ready and waiting for the next book in the series!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

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    Another great read!

    Meyer continues to work wonders with basic history bringing the details to reality in the life of one Jacky Faber. He cointues to develop Jacky's character and that of other recurring characters in a most insightful way. In this novel, though, Meyer switches from a basically nautical tale to a terrestrial one. He pulls it off quite well, emphasizing Jacky's commitment to her men and her friends, which is quite a moral choice she has to make in this novel. Meyer also continues to develop the idea of what actually happens and the stories and later, the history, which develops from this. This series is quite addictive. They are much more than just stories or escapes. All these Jacky novels are much and highly recommended.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

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    One of the Best Series!

    I love the Bloody Jack Series. No matter what age you are, they are a great read and a lot of fun. I would definately recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction and plenty of humor.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2009

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    Amazing book!!! (And series)

    I absolutely love the Bloody Jack series, My Bonny Light Horseman in particular. What I liked a lot was the return of characters that I really liked, and missed. (i.e. Joseph Jared!!) Once again, Jacky's pretending to be a boy, and I think she played it really well again. Another thing I liked about this book is that Jacky realized that the English aren't necessarily (I think that's right) the only good people in the world. Overall, just like all the other books, MBLH was a wonderful read, full of emotion and feeling. I can read it a million times and still be enthralled. L.A. Meyer writes marvelously, and this is just another example of it. I recommend this book to everyone (yes, even boys) over the age of 12. Maybe 11, if you read at a higher level. Younger than that, I suggest have a parent read it first and then you get permission.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2009

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    There is the sound of the steel coming down and then an awful thunk and I feel a terrible blow to the back of my neck. I feel...nothing...all is darkness and silence.

    When it came to that scene I was like wait what, no way, must read what happens next. This one was interesting cause in the last book, Higgins mentions how Jacky might make a good spy and now she's starting to be one. Loved the ending. Here we find Jacky and others sent to a prison. She meets old friends and finds herself about to be executed. Later it turns out that she's being sent as a spy to Paris and it isn't long till she's joining an army, meeting Napoleon himself. Can't wait for the next book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2008

    I LOVE JACKY!

    i love the jacky faber books, i can't wait for the 6th to come out! Jacky makes me want to be a pirate!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2008

    L. A. Meyer Succeeds Yet Again!

    I have been an admirer of L.A. Meyer¿s works from book number one, ¿Bloody Jack¿, and I can confidently say that the sixth novel of this series continues to satisfy and leave the reader in eager expectation for more Jacky adventure. Whether you are a die-hard fan or a new reader, you will not be disappointed in the further exciting exploits of Jacky Faber in ¿My Bonny Light Horseman.¿ Mr. Meyer succeeds in producing yet another page-turning, charming, and action-packed episode in the life of this legendary character who is Mary ¿Jacky¿ Faber, Ship¿s Boy, Midshipman, Fine Lady, Lily of the West, and now¿Soldier and Spy!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2008

    AMAZING-- The best one, yet!

    This book was pretty much the best book of the entire series, hands down. It may be the shortest one, but it was certainly the most superior. I don't think I've ever had as many animated reactions as I did while reading a book as I did with this one. I was literally gasping, shouting, laughing, and squealing loudly with the turn of every page. I actually found myself tearing up at a few parts. Mr. Meyer, you are a GENIUS. The ending was completely unexpected and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm sad to think that I have to wait another YEAR to find out what happens next. I really can't say anything more for fear of ruining it. I also just really don't have anything to say. I am rendered speechless.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2008

    Not so great

    This book was definitely not as good as I hoped it would be. The plot seemed rushed to me, and very haphazard, but not in a good way. I LOVE the other books in the series, but this one did not measure up.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2008

    Another Amazing Jacky Faber Adventure

    LA Meyer is an amazing author, and I waited a long time for this book. I was not disapointed. It had all the adventure, friendship, and romace of the other books, and it's probably one of my favorites. However, that does not mean I trust Jacky with other guys besides Jaimy.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2008

    Brilliant!!!!!

    I absolutely loved this book!!!! I thought it was simply brilliant, i love this series and thought this was a FABULOUS installment. I would recommend this book to anyone! Of course if you were to read this book you'd have to read the first five but still it was amazing. Absolutely phenomenal!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2008

    O-M-G...the typical american teenager word!!

    this book was absolutely outstanding! i was absolutely thrilled when my order of it came in! i started reading the moment i got it, and i was absolutely...what could you say...engaged. it was such a moving, funny, adventurous book! i recommend it to everyone. this book was an OMG book Outsandingly, Miraculously, Good

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2008

    .....Irony

    I'm without a doubt the biggest Jacky 'mary' Faber fan you could ever meet, hands down. i've read every book atleast 4 times each, and i can't wait to see what happens in this book, even though its obious she becomes a spy, due to the irony in the Belly of the Bloodhound where she decliars she'll never become a spy

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2008

    This Series is Amazing!!!!!

    This series is GREAT! Once I started with the first book Bloody Jack, I couldn't put the rest of the series down! I was hooked. I am so excited about the sixth one comming out. I love the resourceful and cunning Jacky, who is the heroine of the story. I wish there was a midnight release party.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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