Read for: Children's Challenge
Synopsis: "Grania O'Malley was born with the mark of a sailor and the light of the sea in her eye. As she grew, tales of her courage and heroic deeds traveled across Ireland. But when she came up against a ruthless governor, even fearless Grania was stymied. So she turns to a woman more powerful than she in this heart-stopping tale that's as big as the Irish Sea. "McCully writes with great flair and her sweeping watercolors capitalize on the historical drama"
My Review: I was so excited to discover a lady pirate book at the library so of course had to read it of my pirate month. The illustration style is very dark and with a watercolor style that lends to the dark story. Come to find out it is actually a historical story and she did fight for her people throughout her life both on the sea and off the sea. This was an interesting story that makes you want to dive deeper into this amazing little known woman.
My Rating: I really enjoyed this focus on a female pirate in history. Though this book may not be for all children as it is not fiction and it isn't as exciting as many of the picture books out there, it is still a great book. I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag!
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!
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