The Ballad of the Pirate Queens

Jane Yolen, Author, David Shannon, Illustrator Voyager Paperbacks $7 (32p) ISBN 978-0-15-201885-6

Based on a 1720 incident in which two female pirates escaped a death sentence because they were pregnant, this rollicking ballad is ""offbeat and grimly amusing,"" said PW. Ages 4-12. (Aug.)
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