160 pp., 5.5 x 8.5, 1 map, bibl
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4793-0
Published: May 1999
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-0137-3
Published: May 2012
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One summer evening, teenagers Corky Calhoun and Toby Davis row into the swamp, drawn by the mystery of Teach's Light. But their adventure soon takes a curious turn. Thrown back in time by a sudden explosion, Corky and Toby find themselves floating safely above seventeenth-century England, as Blackbeard's life unfolds below. They watch as the orphaned Edward Teach decides to stow away across the Atlantic, begins his career as the fearsome Blackbeard, stages terrible raids from the Caribbean to North Carolina aboard his ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, and, finally, is beheaded in a battle with the British Crown's ships. An inventive blend of history and science fiction, Teach's Light brings Blackbeard's story vividly to life.
About the Author
The late Nell Wise Wechter was an award-winning North Carolina author and teacher. Her other books include Taffy of Torpedo Junction, Swamp Girl, and Betsy Dowdy's Ride.
For more information about Nell Wise Wechter, visit the Author Page.
"Using the known facts of Blackbeard's life, Wechter paints a vivid picture of piracy and adventure. . . . Young readers who thought they had no interest in history will find themselves entranced."--Durham Morning Herald