This is the true story of Grace O’Malley, or Granuaile, who ruled on land and sea in Connaught, Ireland, over 400 years ago. A Pirate Queen and Chieftain, she became a legend. We meet Grace as a young girl on Ireland’s west coast. Despite her parents’ objections, Grace becomes a better sailor than any of her father’s crew. We sail on her galley to Spain, where war with England affects Grace and Ireland. We are on board ship for her son’s birth and pirate attacks. After many escapades we sail to London for her famous meeting with Queen Elizabeth I. And we stay with her in her castle at Rockfleet where she dies in 1603. This non-fiction account is a must for children who love Irish history!
There are no reviews yet.