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 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 I d never heard of this woman before this book, but how cool a life she must have lived I feel like she s the kind of person that people today would be fascinated by if they only knew a littleabout her They ought to make a movie about a person like her I m sure there s an audience for it Anyway, this, like almost everything that McCully writes, was really well presented I loved the book. This was a great story of a true pirate queen The pictures were wonderful, too I read it with my daughter, 8, who also enjoyed it. I liked this book because it s about a strong women doing a man s job, but I don t know that it s totally appropriate for young children The book discusses gambling and even illustrates Grania O Malley breast feeding her child The story of O Malley is very interesting, but I don t care for how this book goes about telling her story.I wouldn t use this book unless it was totally necessary If I had to I would use it in a classroom with older children. Based on both historical fact and colorful legend, this biographical picture book about Grania Granuaile, in Old Irish, or Grace, in English O Malley is a great story for young feminist readers We read this to complement our Middle Ages history lesson about the Celts. This book showed the life of Grania O Malley and how she became a pirate.She didn t seem to be a real person because we don t see much of the un pirate part of her I supose if kids like to read about pirates and want to see how a woman is able to succeed as a pirate would really like this book because it is a true story I didn t like it very much though. A biography based on the life and myth of Grania Granuaile O Malley of Ireland The Pirate Queen Much too long for storytime, but a beautifully illustrated and recounted story of a legendary figure Used for Pirates Arrggg, Mateys Storytime 0 June, 2010. Great true historical story for children which doesn t talk down to them, but isn t too grown up where they wouldn t understand it Very well written and illustrated Good book to inspire further reading on the subject. We re having Pirate Week at our house, so of course I had to find a book about a girl pirate It wasn t until the end of this book that I realized this was a true story about a 16th century pirate It was full of big words and grown up concepts nothing was sugar coated here but Joey 4yo and I really enjoyed it. Good story, decent illustrations.