Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas

Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas
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Age Range
10+
Release Date
February 09, 2021
ISBN
978-1419739668
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A swashbuckling adventure inspired by the historical exploits of real-life female pirates

Anne Bonny had it all—her own ship, a pirate crew, and a fearsome reputation—but a new enemy has her on the run and it’ll take all of Anne’s courage to stay afloat. The night before a major heist, Anne has an unsettling dream, and come morning, the robbery is thwarted by Woodes Rogers, a zealot who has sworn to eliminate piracy. With no plan to escape, Anne must persuade her crew to seek the meaning of her dream—or perish. Full of sass, solidarity, and swordplay, Tell No Tales is a graphic novel about belonging, belief, and how far we’re willing to go to protect the ones we love.

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A Tale for Those Pirate Fans
(Updated: July 21, 2021)
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
TELL NO TALES is a graphic novel that features Anne Bonny and her tale of pirating. She has an amazing crew on a sturdy ship, but there are a lot of people who want pirates locked away. Woodes Rogers is one of them and he's after Anne and her friends. Will she be strong enough to avoid him or get thrown in the brig? She'll have to rely on the strength of herself and her crew more than ever.

This story is set back in the 1700s and gives the reader a feel for what it would have been like as a pirate. I love the loyalty Anne and her crew possess and the overall pirate theme of this novel. The diverse cast is an added bonus that I really liked and the illustrations pop off the page like graphic novels should.. It ends on a bit of a cliffhanger but that gets me excited for a second book.

Anne as the main character is amazing because she's funny and quirky. While this is a fictional story, it has a historic feel to it that kept me intrigued. Most children can relate to this novel because pirates are a topic of interest. Even though Pirates of the Caribbean is a bit older, it's never going away and TELL NO TALES gives me the same vibes of adventures on the sea.


Final Verdict: TELL NO TALES kept my interest from page one and it's a graphic novel that fans of pirates won't want to miss because it takes you back in time. It's an inside look on what pirate life might have been like and I love the ending, even though it leaves me wanting more.
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