I love the book Pirate Girl, starring Molly, another brave, red-haired heroine (an also possibly Irish?) She is in a rowboat, off to see her grandmother, and gets captured by a boatload of pirates who make her clean and peel potatoes all day (sound familiar?)
At first, I was not happy that all the evil pirates were male, but it turns out Molly’s mother is the scariest pirate of all. She has her own boatload of female pirates who all help rescue her daughter. This book deals with three generations of positive, strong, brave female relationships. There are so few females in any pirate stories or pirate toys– and can you even imagine a book called “Pirate Boy”? It would just sound redundant.