Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS "Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas. There's only one problem: Jacky is a "girl. And she must use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret.