The Pirate Captain's Daughter
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The Pirate Captain's Daughter

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"I always knew my father was a pirate and I always knew I wanted to be one, too." At age fifteen, Catherine's life is about to change. Her mother has just died and Catherine can't stand the thought of being sent to live with her aunt in Boston. She longs for a life of adventure. After she discovers her father's secret life as captain of the pirate ship Reprisal, her only thoughts are to join him on the high seas. Catherine imagines a life of sailing the blue waters of the Caribbean, the wind whipping at her back. She's heard tales of bloodshed and brutality but her father's ship would never be like that. Catherine convinces her father to let her join him, disguised as a boy. But once the Reprisal sets sail, she finds life aboard a pirate ship is not for the faint of heart. If her secret is uncovered, punishment will be swift and brutal.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 136.08g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Sleeping Bear Press
  • Florence, KY, United States
  • English
  • 1585365254
  • 9781585365258
  • 674,406

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418 ratings
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When Catherine's mother died and her father made plans to send her away to live with relatives, she came up with a plan of her own. After years of listening in on her father's conversations, she learned that instead of operating a legitimate shipping business, he is really a pirate. Fascinated by her images of life on a pirate ship, Catherine begs her father to let her join him. Despite his reservations, he agrees to allow Catherine to become a member of his crew. There is one requirement. It is well known among pirates that the presence of a woman on the ship will bring bad luck to everyone on board. Therefore, Catherine must dress and act like a boy and use the name Charlie. The captain introduces her as his son, and the voyage begins. Life aboard the ship is not the glamorous existence Catherine imagined. Conditions are deplorable. Washing clothes means simply laying the garments on the deck and hoping for rain. The food is bug-infested and toilet conditions are extremely primitive. Although she shares her father's cabin, he quickly makes it clear that a captain's door is always open, giving her absolutely no privacy. Complicating matters is the fact that one crew member believes the captain is hiding a valuable gem from the rest of his crew. This crew member is a constant threat to the captain's safety, and should he discover the captain is hiding his daughter on board, both their lives would be in danger. Author Eve Bunting takes readers into the world of sailing ships and pirates with THE PIRATE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER. There is constant suspense, as Catherine worries about being discovered and at the same time attempts to find out the truth about the hidden gem. Although the idea of a woman on a pirate ship is not unheard of, it is unusual and makes for an exciting read.show more
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