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Curse of the blue tattoo : being an account of the misadventures of Jacky Faber, midshipman and fine lady / L.A. Meyer.

By: Meyer, L. A. (Louis A.), 1942-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Meyer, L. A. Bloody Jack adventure: bk. 2.Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2004Edition: 1st ed.Description: 488 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0152051155; 9780152051150.Subject(s): Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Sex role -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Boston (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.M57172 | Bl 2004Awards: Odyssey Honor, 2009.Summary: In 1803, after being exposed as a girl and forced to leave her ship, Jacky Faber finds herself attending school in Boston, where, instead of learning to be a lady, she battles her snobbish classmates, roams the city in search of adventure, and learns to ride a horse.
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Sequel to: Bloody Jack.

In 1803, after being exposed as a girl and forced to leave her ship, Jacky Faber finds herself attending school in Boston, where, instead of learning to be a lady, she battles her snobbish classmates, roams the city in search of adventure, and learns to ride a horse.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG+ 5.7 21.

Odyssey Honor, 2009.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-The audacious Jacky Faber is back in L.A. Meyer's fabulous sequel (2004) to Bloody Jack (2002, both Harcourt). In the first novel, Jacky cut her hair, put on boy's clothes, changed her name to Jack, and signed on as a ship's boy aboard a Royal Navy frigate. Jacky thrived at sea and attained the rank of a midshipman. When the Navy discovered she was a girl, they dumped her, albeit with great pomp and ceremony, in Boston. This sequel begins as Jacky leaves behind her beloved Jaimy, disembarks in Boston-in a dress-to attend The Lawson Peabody School for Fine Young Girls. Jacky soon discovers that fighting pirates was a piece of cake compared to circumnavigating the complexities of becoming a lady. She fails at embroidery, but excels at sneaking out of school and playing her pennywhistle in taverns. Jacky falls short in French, but ably learns to ride astride a glorious stallion and compete in a horse race. Her table manners are deplorable, but her sleuthing abilities are top notch when she uncovers the murder of a former classmate. Finally giving up, Jacky abandons her school, in flames (don't ask), and jumps aboard a whaling ship to make her way back to Jaimy. Katherine Kellgren delivers a stunning performance with a myriad of amazing voices. Her cockney Jacky is just right and makes the story more accessible to listeners who may struggle with the Brit-speak. Loyal, clever, sassy, impudent, and just a little bit naughty, Jacky is a protagonist to admire. Simply delightful.-Tricia Melgaard, Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow, OK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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L. A. Meyer was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1942. He received a B.A. in English literature from the University of Florida in Gainesville and soon after, enlisted in the U.S. Navy for a four year-stint. He worked as a social worker and then published two picture books, The Gypsy Bears and The Clean Air and Peaceful Contentment Dirigible Airline, before receiving his M.F.A. in painting from Boston University in 1973. <p> He taught high school art in Massachusetts for seven years and then left to open art and design shops. His first novel for young readers, Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy, was published in 2002. It became the first book in the Bloody Jack Adventure series. He died from Hodgkin's lymphoma on July 29, 2014 at the age of 71. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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