Grace the Pirate

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Disney-Hyperion, Oct 15, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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Grace O'Malley doesn't want to stay at home and spin and churn all day as women do -- she wants to be a sailor and a pirate, like her dad, Black Oak. One day Grace decides she needs to show her father how serious she is about going to sea, and cuts off all her hair! Black Oak is impressed, and takes her on his next long journey. Once on board, Grace must prove herself to the other sailors. She knows she can navigate, climb riggings, and gamble as well as any man. And -- when it's a matter of life or death -- she can even fight to defend the ship.

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User Review  - bsturdevant06 - LibraryThing

Intermediate This is a good example of biography. It gives us the story of her life in a way that can be connected to. It focuses on her childhood. It does have some legendary aspects because we do ... Read full review

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This is a biography of Grace O'Malley, a famous Irish pirate who lived during the time of Queen Elizabeth. This is based partially on legend and conjecture, and only includes snippets of her life ... Read full review


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Kathryn Lasky was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 24, 1944, and knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was ten. She majored in English in college and after graduation wrote for various magazines and taught. Her first book, I Have Four Names for My Grandfather, was published while she was teaching. She has written more than seventy books for children and young adults on everything from historical fiction to picture books and nonfiction books including the Dear America books and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Many of her books are illustrated with photographs by her husband, Christopher Knight. She has received many awards for her titles including Sugaring Time which was a Newberry Honor Book; The Night Journey which won the National Jewish Book Award for Children; Pageant which was an ALA Notable Children's book; and Beyond the Burning Time which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She has also received the Washington Post's Children's Book Guild Award for her contribution to children's nonfiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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