Yo-ho-ho! Join our terror on the high seas as stories of famous pirates from around the world are retold in this fast-moving series for kids in grades 3 through 6; each book includes an analysis page in each chapter that helps the kids understand what is real and what might have been fictionalized over time; each book provides a concluding chapter that recounts for the kids whether the pirate is more legend or mostly truth. During the Golden Age of Piracy in the early 1700s, pirates ruled the Caribbean. Of the several thousand pirates in the Caribbean in 1720, there were only two known women. One was Anne Bonny, a woman with a fierce temper and strong will. Dressed in men's clothing, Bonny was known to carry a gun and take an active role in every attack. The other was Anne's friend, Mary Read. Their stories as pirates sailing with Calico Jack are legendary. The stories are mostly true.