Pirate Queen: A Story of Zheng Yi Sao - Helaine Becker

Pirate Queen: A Story of Zheng Yi Sao

Pirate Queen: A Story of Zheng Yi Sao

1 1 5 Author: Helaine Becker Narrator: Catherine Ho
The most powerful pirate in history was a woman who was born into poverty in Guangzhou, China, in the late eighteenth century. When pirates attacked Zheng Yi Sao’s town and the captain took a liking to her, she saw a way out. She agreed to marry him only if she got an equal share of his business. When her husband died, she took command of the fleet. On land and sea, Zheng Yi Sao’s power rivaled that of the emperor himself. Over the next decade, the pirate queen built a fleet of more than 1,800 ships and 70,000 men. Time and again, her ships triumphed over the emperor’s ships. When she was ready to retire, the pirate queen surrendered — on her own terms, of course. Zheng Yi Sao’s story is told in lyrical prose by award-winning author Helaine Becker. Liz Wong’s colorful, engaging illustrations capture the courage and grit of this remarkable woman. An author’s note provides historical context and outlines the challenges of researching a figure about whom little is known.
Language: English Category: Children Translator:

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Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
Published: 2020-03-03
Length: 14Min
ISBN: 9781980056867

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