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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Series: Bloody Jack Adventures (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (October 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152058737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152058739
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 7 Up–Leaving Boston behind her, Jacky Faber, 15, is on the run again. In this third installment in the series, the orphan girl from the streets of London returns to her native land in search of her true love, James Jaimy Fletcher. But Jacky's free and easy spirit can never stay away from trouble, and she finds herself onboard a royal naval ship once again, but it is a ship that is filled with a mutinous crew and an incompetent captain. Jacky has to use her wits to keep out of the captain's lecherous hands, and in good standing with her mates. In a surprising turn of events, the resourceful teen finds herself in charge of the crew and is surprisingly good at it. But how long will it last? Meyer thrills readers once again with the protagonist's misadventures. Neither the series nor Jacky show any signs of slowing down as this exciting tale barrels along with more adventures, romance, piracy, and the return of some familiar faces. Jacky is a wonderful character, full of high spirits, brains, and heart. This novel and its two prequels are highly recommended for fans of historical fiction and pirates.–Anna M. Nelson, Collier County Public Library, Naples, FL
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From Booklist

Gr. 7-10. Not for the squeamish or fainthearted, this sequel to Bloody Jack (2002) andCurse of the Blue Tattoo (2004) follows 15-year-old Jacky Faber as she steps off a whaler at Gravesend in 1804 and sets out for London in search of her beloved Jaimy. When the happy reunion she has planned is aborted by a misunderstanding, Jacky takes to the streets in boy's clothing, only to be abducted by a press-gang, sent to sea aboard a British warship, and nearly raped by its captain. The tables turn when she takes control of the ship and has new adventures on the high seas. After finding (and losing) her true love once again, Jacky sets sail for Boston, where her adventures can be expected to continue. Readers will root for resilient Jacky and her memorable friends as she cannily makes the best of even the least-promising situations. A swashbuckling saga with a decidedly unconventional heroine. Carolyn Phelan
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More About the Author

L. A. MEYER is the author of Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy. He also has been a designer and an art teacher, and is currently the curator and exhibitor at the Clair de Loon Gallery near his home in Corea, Maine.

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It had action through out the book and was really interesting.
Andrew
Jacky has run away from Boston and has taken a job aboard a whaling ship to get back to England and her true love.
April
This is the third book in the Bloody Jack series of adventure books.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mark Twain on July 15, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is the third book in Louis A. Meyer's "Bloody Jack" books -- and each one gets better than the last. I HIGHLY recommend reading these books in order -- starting with "Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary 'Jacky' Faber, Ship's Boy," and then on to "Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady."

Then you'll be ready for the best one yet -- the latest one called "Under the Jolly Roger : Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber." Like the other books by Meyer, this one is extremely well-written, VERY fast-paced and NEVER boring.

Make no mistake: Although high school girls love this series, and the main character is a teen-age girl (nicknamed "Bloody Jack" for one of her more violent adventures), this is not a series that's "just for girls." It features a heavy dose of nasty pirates, sword fights and violent warfare. Not your typical "girly" fare.

I won't spoil the plot -- you can learn more in the book's description above. Suffice it to say, it's an INCREDIBLE read. In fact, I've never finished a book as quickly as I did this one. "Under the Jolly Roger" isn't a short book, but I still wished it had gone on even longer. Fortunately, I get the feeling that Meyer has at least one more Bloody Jack book in him.

God bless 'im.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Windi on August 7, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This was a great installment of Bloody Jack Adventures. I'm sure there is going to be a 4 book or Mr. Meyer's readers (including myself) are going to be very upset. I can't wait until the next book comes out. Like the first two book in the series many adventures come to Jacky. I read it in just one day and wanted to continue to keep on reading when it ended. Once again Mr. Meyer brings together a wonderful book.

I say if you liked the first two you are going to love this book!

*side note* Do you notice that with every book they keep getting longer? I'm not complaining, in fact I love that. But I just thought I would throw that in. :)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Roger McDaniel on July 14, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Wow! Meyer's has done it again bringing Jacky back to sea and back into our lives in this third book of the series. The Curse of the Blue Tattoo (2nd book) left readers wanting more, as does Under the Jolly Roger. Another action-packed book that has a very interesting plot and that is very easy to follow for any age level. I particularly believe that this book would be perfect for any middle school or high school student that is looking to add some excitement in their life.

I can't wait until the 4th book comes out and either will you after you read this one! Buy a copy today- You'll love it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By 1.5 Trick Pony on May 22, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I listen to audiobooks in ridiculous numbers, and I have come to regard one series as standing head and shoulders above other series and other books, and it is the Bloody Jack series narrated by Katherine Kellgren.

The series is amazing, historical, and deeply engaging - read the hundreds of reviews for each book on the Amazon listings for the hardcopy books to get more information - but please be aware that there is quite a bit of mature content that may make it unsuitable for children (what I can think of, as a non-parent: lots of almost-sexuality, cursing, many attempted rapes, homosexuality, cruelty, warfare carnage, murder, scalping, lots of prostitutes, what I would consider infidelity). Too bad because kids would love the series, and really benefit from the informal history lessons. Maybe teens are a good audience? Maybe? That said, still an excellently written series with an absolutely engaging heroine and cast of characters.

On top of the writing, the thing that makes these audiobooks so amazing is the narration by Katherine Kellgren. She just blows me away with her talent. I looked her name up to mention her in a review for a hardcopy book, and then thought I should come and give her full props here in the proper listing for the audiobook. Ms. Kellgren keeps up hundreds of distinct voices - recognizable and distinguishable from each other without any trouble - which is made even more incredible because there are so many different accents from different countries. The really impressive one she did was the French accent done with an American accent (as in Jacky was pretending to be an American speaking French). Well done Ms. Kellgren!

The sound quality is really great too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CoolTigersRule on April 24, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is the third book in a series. Mary "Jacky" Faber is a lady sailor who has escaped from a School for Young Girls in Boston. This was where the Dolphin had put her after finding out she was a girl. She gets a job on a whaling boat to be a tutor because she wants to go to London. When she arrives in London she goes to see her Fianc? James "Jaimy" Fletcher. She dresses as a boy and goes to see him. When she does she sees him with another girl. All of the sudden she is caught by a press gang. She was sent to the ship Wolverine where the captain tries to have his "way" with her, but he dies when his heart or brain explodes. She takes command and teaches the men to fight. She goes off and gets her own ship named the Emerald. She asks Laim "father" to be the captain of the ship. Then all of the sudden she has a bounty on her head. She is wanted dead or alive. Will she be able to survive?

I really liked this book. The only thing that I did not like about it was that it ended. I also have one thing to say about it. That would be that the author better write another book to finish what he started.

I would recommend this book to both boys and girls. The only thing is that if you don't like fighting I would not recommend it to you. This is a book that was written well and I hope that you will read and like it.
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