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Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove

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  • Posted April 13, 2012

    When you have pirates,treasure,ghosts and hidden tunnels and the

    When you have pirates,treasure,ghosts and hidden tunnels and then add 4 children to the mix you get a fun-filled and whimsical story. Widow Nemmish asks the children to bury her at sea when the times comes and they agree thus sending the children on a wondrous ans at times dangerous adventure.

    I would recommend this book to young and old readers. The characters are well-written and believable, and the legends and folk-lore were well researched and quite interesting. Although this is a children's book I truly enjoyed reading it.

    Thank s to Net Galley and Tanglewood publishers for letting me read this entertaining book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2008

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    Four children, Stephanie, Mark, Billy, and Daniel, set off from a small town near Ocracoke Island seeking Blackbeard¿s legendary treasure. Their search begins when Mrs. McNemish, a beloved relative of Blackbeard, leaves them a letter outlining her last wishes, namely to have her remains buried at sea and for the children to find Blackbeard¿s treasure. Unfortunately, this requires them to break into a church and almost die at the hands of one Zeek Beacon. Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove had a wonderful plot that kept this reader on the edge of his seat. The characters in this book were fantastic. Stephanie, the lone girl of the foursome, provided humor during tense moments, while her friend, Mark, was a strange character who communicated silently with gestures. Billy, a third member of the group, was a caring friend to all. Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove was loaded with suspense. The skeletons that scared Stephanie had the same effect on this reader. In addition, Zeek Beacon was an effective villain because he seemed evil, scary,and capable of harming any other treasure hunters. The appearance of the ghost pirate ship of Blackbeard was another frightening part of the book, especially when it opened fire on Zeek¿s sailing ship. This book is loaded with great adventure. The ongoing search for the treasure is action-packed. Episodes such as breaking into the church, and the boys getting caught in a whirlpool were exciting. In conclusion, Mystery at Blackbeard¿s Cove is a very enjoyable book that is highly recommended! J.Barton

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2007

    A wonderful adventure

    I picked this up to read to my kids and couldn't put it down myself! What fun! Mystery, history, humor . . . I laughed and laughed and couldn't wait to see what would happen next. We have also read the second installment and are eagerly awaiting the third. An added bonus is that Ocracoke Island is a real place which adds an interesting element to the entire story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2007

    Fun adventure mystery

    This book was so fun with sufficient mystery and suspense, but not exceptionally dark. It was extra entertaining because we had visited the real setting, Okracoke Island, N.C.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2006

    Major Disappointment

    An excellent beginning is wasted on the rest of the book. The four youngsters do nothing but argue and the arguments do nothing to move the plot along. The whole book is mean-spirited and very disappointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2006

    Just a plain fun mystery/ adventure

    My 11 year old daughter loves mysteries and this seemed like a throwback mystery of the type I used to love when I was a kid. It is more than that. Both my wife and I have read it, my oldest has already read it 3 times and it is the first bookshe always recommends to friends. Any book that can inspire that is tops on my list.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2006

    Greatest book ever!!!!

    I loved this book . It had a lot of adventures in the book.It was also somewhat funny. Kids who love mystery books will love this book.It is very excitnig.You never know whats going to happen next .I 'll read this book over and over because I love it.You will like this book so much you will want to read more Audrey Penn books.This book will blow you away I give it a way thumbs up!!!!:)

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