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Kimmel, Eric A.
New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2006.
IL K-3
ISBN 0374307806

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Have you ever heard of a pirate named Blackbeard?  Did you know that he was a real pirate who lived a long time ago.  He was notorious and feared all over the colonies.  When the Governor of Virginia Colony asked for someone brave enough to take on Blackbeard, would anyone come forward?

Booktalk #2

Blackbeard the Pirate really did live, plundering and pillaging up and down the southeastern coast of the British colonies in the early 1700s.  He made a lot of enemies, but was also dearly loved by the slaves he freed, the sailors he led, and at least 16 women who married him!  This exciting book tells the story of how he was finally put out of business, a story told by Jeremy Hobbs, the fictional cabin boy of the HMS Pearl. Read this dark tale and enjoy its pictures of a time of tall ships and piracy!  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2007-2008)

SUBJECTS:     Blackbeard, d. 1718 -- Fiction.
                        Pirates -- Fiction.
                        North Carolina -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction.
                       Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

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