June 2, 2007

Pirate books in the Library

Who says girls can't be pirates?!!

Piratica: Being a Daring Tale of a Singular Girl's Adventure Upon the High Seas
Presented most handsomely by the notorious Tanith Lee

"A bump on the head restores Art's memories of her mother and the exciting life they led, so the sixteen-year-old leaves Angels Academy for Young Maidens, seeks out the pirates who were her family before her mother's death, and leads them back to adventure on the high seas."

But, what about the guys?

Destined for danger, they can get roped into being pirates, too.

The Pirate's Son
Geraldine McCaughrean
"Left penniless in eighteenth century England, fourteen-year-old Nathan Gull and his mousy sister Maud accompany Tamo, the son of a notorious pirate, to his homeland of Madagascar where they are all changed by their encounter with Tamo's dangerous past."

Both books are nearly 300 pages, so you'll be lost in the adventure for days, weeks, or maybe even months. Consider taking these tomes for pleasure reading on a desert island!