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Below are a selection of books from Joyner Library's collections that contain fictional accounts of Blackbeard's life or related legends. For more books on the same topic, try searching the library's online catalog.
Publication Date: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2000
"Lindley Butler offers biographical portraits of some of the most famous pirates, privateers, and naval raiders to ply the Carolina waters. Covering 150 years, from the golden age of piracy in the 1700s to the extraordinary transformation of naval warfare ushered in by the Civil War, Butler sketches the lives of eight characters."--BOOK JACKET.
The legend of Teach's Light has been handed down by the people of Stumpy Point village in coastal North Carolina for nearly three centuries. None can say when the mysterious light that hovers above Little Dismal Swamp will next appear, but it is said to guard a store of treasure buried long ago by Edward Teach (c. 1680-1718), better known as the infamous pirate Blackbeard.
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.
Publication Date: Coral Springs, FL : Lumina Press, c2004
Three middle school children find a coded message in an old trunk--directions to Blackbeard's treasure. With brains, diligence, and the help of experts, they find the place. But will an enemy beat them to it?
Call Number: Joyner TRC F M3523C03; NoCar Roberts F257.T422 P45
Publication Date: eachtree City, GA : Gallopade International/Carole Marsh Books, c2003
His head is missing? Michele asked. Whose head? When the answer turns out to be Blackbeard, Fierest Pirate of them All, four real kids set off on a real adventure in North Carolina's real pirate haunt port town of Bath. While struggling to recover a special prop and save an outdoor drama, the kids learn about the Golden Age of Piracy up and down the American coast from Maine to Florida. They also learn a lot of history, solve a mystery, meet a legend, and much more! They have a lot of Jolly Roger laughs! But do they find the treasure? Hmm, would they really tell?! Avast! This mystery's a treasure trove of fun!
Publication Date: Newport, NC : Golden Age Press, 1997
Blackbeard roamed the coastal inlets and sounds of North America interfering with shipping. He married his thirteenth or fourteenth wife at Bath, NC, then was killed and beheaded in a battle with Lt. Maynard of the British Navy at Ocracoke Inlet, just off of Ocracoke, NC.