Monday, July 28, 2008

Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber

Meyer, L.A. Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber, 518 pgs. Harcourt, Inc.; Language~PG-13, Sexual Content~PG-13; Violence~PG-13

Jacky begins this adventure upon a whaling ship called the Pequod. After three months she has worked off her passage to England and is determined to find Jaimy and discover why he has not contacted her. After spying Jaimy with a beautiful young woman, Jacky bolts off and is pressed into naval service aboard the HMS Wolverine. She of course is dressed as a boy and when her gender is revealed and she is before the captain, he decides to keep her on board and reinstates her as a midshipman. However, the whole crew knows the captain has unseemly plans in store for Jacky. Captain Abraham Scroggs is a tyrant of a captain and it doesn’t take much to get Jacky back into trouble. Full of adventure, danger, and spunk, L.A. Meyer has written another winner. Upper MS/HS. Essential Allison Madsen~Teen Librarian-SJO Public Librarian

1 comment:

panamamama said...

I love that series!