Blackbeard and the Gift of Silence

“There are some secrets so dangerous that they can’t be told, even after death,” Blackbeard worries.

Daniel, Billy, Stefanie, and Mark have found the ancient pirate loot and are delivering it to its rightful owners in London. But the teens have only begun to scratch the surface of the deeper mysteries they have unwittingly uncovered, mysteries of the Stone of Scone, the Knights Templar, and a burglary at Westminster Abbey. These secrets that have been kept by Blackbeard and others before him through the centuries by those in the highest realms of power. This title’s rich blend of story elements includes intriguing historical mysteries; a slapstick comic adventure; and a cast of both familiar and new, strikingly original characters.


Middle Grade | Ages 8 & up
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-933718-32-3 | 350 pages | $8.95
Lexile levile: 730 | Guided reading level: W | Grade level: 5-6 | Reading Recovery level: NA

Meet the Author & Illustrator


Audrey PennAudrey Penn is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Kissing Hand. This continuing series in chapter book format demonstrates that Ms. Penn’s talent at storytelling is apparent in any form. She currently resides in Durham, NC.

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Artist Josh Miller lives in McLean, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC.

Artist Philip Howard resides on Ocracoke Island, NC, and is a direct descendant of William Howard, quartermaster for the infamous pirate known as Blackbeard.

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