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Waves of Time

Historical Fiction: Pirates and mariners alike discover the dangers of trans-Atlantic travel in these tales of historical fiction. From the time of Columbus to the nineteenth century, become a stowaway and make your way across the salty sea from within the pages of a book.


The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious.


Storm Warriors
Storm Warriors

In 1895, after his mother's death, twelve-year-old Nathan moves with his father and grandfather to Pea Island off the coast of North Carolina, where he hopes to join the all-black crew at the nearby lifesaving station, despite his father's objections.


Star-Crossed
Star-Crossed

Having been discovered as a stowaway as she tries to reach Barbados in 1760 to claim her father's estate, teenaged English orphan Patricia Kelley struggles to survive by learning to be a ship's doctor and by disguising herself as a man when necessary.


The Smugglers
The Smugglers

In eighteenth-century England, after his father buys a schooner called the Dragon, sixteen-year-old John sets out to sail it from Kent to London and becomes involved in a dangerous smuggling scheme.


Freedom Beyond the Sea
Freedom Beyond the Sea

To escape the Inquisition, Esther Marchadi, the sixteen-year-old daughter of a murdered Jewish rabbi, disguises herself as a boy and joins the crew of Christopher Columbus's "Santa Maria."


The Pirate's Son
The Pirate's Son

Left penniless in eighteenth-century England, fourteen-year-old Nathan Gull and his mousy sister Maud accompany Tamo, the son of a notorious pirate, to his homeland of Madagascar where they are all changed by their encounter with Tamo's dangerous past.


Rapture of the Deep
Rapture of the Deep

In 1806, star-crossed lovers Jacky Faber and Jaimy Fletcher are kidnapped by British Naval Intelligence and forced to embark on yet another daring mission--this time to search for sunken Spanish gold off the Florida coast.


The Sea Singer
The Sea Singer

After his father and brothers fail to return from a voyage to the west, Finn, a twelve-year-old Viking, stows away on Leif Ericsson's ship and sails to North America to search for them.


Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale

When fifteen-year-old Melkorka, an Irish princess, is kidnapped by Russian slave traders, she not only learns how to survive but to challenge some of the brutality of her captors, who are fascinated by her apparent muteness and the possibility that she is enchanted.


Pirates!: The True and Remarkable Adventures of Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kington, Female Pirates
Pirates!: The True and Remarkable Adventures of Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kington, Female Pirates

In 1722, after arriving with her brother at the family's Jamaican plantation where she is to be married off, sixteen-year-old Nancy Kington escapes with her slave friend, Minerva Sharpe, and together they become pirates traveling the world in search of treasure.