Book Band: Dark Red (ideal for ages 10+)A riveting pirate tale set in the eighteenth century during the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean, perfect for fans of Emma Carroll and Jacqueline Wilson. Itâ€™s 1718: pirate ships sail the oceans and brutal slave masters control the plantations. Eleven-year-old Abigail Buckler lives with her father in the Caribbean.
Her clothes are made of finest muslin so she canâ€™t play in them, not that thereâ€™s anyone to play with anyway. She isnâ€™t even allowed to go out alone. But when pirates attack Abigailâ€™s life will change forever.
Suddenly her old certainties about right and wrong, good and bad start to unravel. Maybe Abigail doesnâ€™t have to be so ladylike after allâ€¦Packed with historical detail about the Atlantic slave trade, the ravages of empire and human cost of providing luxuries like sugar, cotton and tobacco to Europe, Blackbeardâ€™s Treasure is a page-turning, swashbuckling adventure which takes a look at the real pirates of the Caribbean.