She is a princess who longs to escape. He is a conquistador looking for adventure. Life in the village will never be the same.
Uleyli is a princess–but she isn’t happy. She’d rather create art and make crafts than rule. When the Spanish boy Juan Ortiz is captured by Uleyli’s father, she sees a way to escape her life in the village. But when an attempt to flee to Cuba with Juan brings more problems than solutions, Uleyli will need to use the power of her creativity to rescue her new friend, her village…and herself.
Uleyli: The Princess & Pirate is based on the true story of Ulele, a young woman known as Florida’s Pocahontas. The beautiful line art and evocative text paint a vivid picture of life in the Native American villages of what is now the southeastern United States. This is a story celebrating Uleyli’s creativity and non-violent heroism.
Uleyli: The Princess & Pirate is also available as a graphic novel–don’t miss seeing Uleyli’s adventures in full color!