Imagine being a thirteen-year-old girl dealing with your single father, annoying brother and all the baggage of growing up. You start having nightmares about a dark figure who asks you to visit the past and "find her treasure." Suddenly the dream becomes real: you travel through time, battle ancient pirates, face down demons and search for a hidden hoard of riches. You're Jessica Ross, heroine of The Pirate Queen - A Timewalker Journey, an action-packed book inspired by the real-life adventures of Grace O'Malley, the Irish Pirate Queen. The story: While traveling in Ireland, seventh-grader Jessica Ross is haunted by strange dreams of a mysterious figure. That otherworldly presence turns out to be Grace O'Malley, a real-life, sixteenth-century pirate queen. After the ghostly queen asks Jess to "find her treasure," Jess travels through time to relive scenes from the pirate queen's thrilling life, such as fighting an epic sea battle, planning a secret wedding, and battling the evil Clan Mannix, the arch-enemy of Clan O'Malley. Along the way Jess discovers a secret society of Timewalkers with powers just like her own. One member warns her that she must find Grace's hidden treasure... or else! That means Jess has just six hours to unearth the treasure, get her mischievous brother out of trouble, and confront the Shadow Cat, a spectral assassin with a deadly interest in Jess's quest. But is she ready for the adventures ahead?
Used availability for Christina Bauer's The Pirate Queen
June 2005 : USA Library Binding
August 2005 : USA Paperback