Paperback. Pub Date: September. 1998 Pages: 32 Publisher: Voyager Books Two Sailors were keeping Watch alone when the Governor's men stormed aboard the Vanity Those two - the legend-Inspiring pirate queens Anne Bonney and Mary Reade - fought avely but called in vain for their shipmates. who sported and drank below deck. Jane Yolen's stirring ballad immortalizes these two daring women and offers readers an intriguing look at life on the high seas. Jane Yolen divides her time between homes in Scotland and Massachusetts. David Shannon lives in Burbank. California. Two women who sailed with Calico Jack Rackham and his pirates in the early 1700s do their best to defend their ship while the men on board are busy drinking.