Author(s): L.A. Meyer
Meet Bloody Jack Faber, Scourge of the High Seas and Pirate-murderer, in the most swashbuckling, rip-roaring adventure of the year! Desperate to escape a life of poverty in London, twelve-year-old Jacky Faber joins HMS Dolphin as a ship's boy. Looking forward to daring adventures and great riches, Jacky soon discovers that surviving life at sea requires more than quick feet and hard work. Being shot at from all directions and taking on brutal pirates demands courage and a lot of luck. But Jacky loves it. There is just one problem - Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use all of her cunning if she is to keep the crew from discovering her secret. A secret that is becoming increasingly difficult to hide.
L. A. Meyer received a master of fine arts from Boston University, America, and is currently the curator and exhibitor at the Clair de Loon Gallery near his home in Maine. He has been a designer, an art teacher, and has written and illustrated two picture books. Bloody Jack is his first novel.