Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Main Page
Author List
Title List
New This Month
Interest Level
Subject List
Booktalking Tips
Book Review Sources
Reading lists
Nancy Keane's Children's Website
Penn, Audrey.
New York : Tanglewood Press, 2004.
IL 5-8, RL 6.2
ISBN 0974930318
Click on the book to read Amazon reviews
Billy, Daniel, Stephanie and Mark live on Ocracoke Island on the Outer Bank of North Carolina.  They love old Mrs. McNemmish's outrageous tales of the great pirate Blackbeard.  She claims that she's related to him and has kept secret for 70 years the whereabouts of his hidden treasure.  She tells them that when she dies whoever buries her at sea will be greatly rewarded.  When she dies a few days later, the kids steal her casket, depositing in the ocean, almost drowning in the process.  Later at her house they find a map in an old chest and beneath it a passage to an underground cave.  Zeke, who'd been houding Mrs. McNemmish about the whereabouts of the treasure for ages, comes upon the kids, steals the map and locks them in the tunnel.  Will they find an escape?  Will Zeke get to the treasure before them?  That's Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove by Audrey Penn. (Leslie Kanno, Christa McAuliffe School Library)
SUBJECTS:     Ocracoke Island (N.C.) -- Fiction.
                        Pirates -- Fiction.
                        Buried treasure -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.


Permission is granted for the noncommercial duplication and use of this resource, provided it is substantially unchanged from its present form and appropriate credit is given.