"His head is missing?" Michele asked. "Whose head?" When the answer turns out to be Blackbeard, fiercest pirate of them all, four kids set off on an 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 tell? "Avast! This mystery's a treasure trove of fun!" This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment level. Paperback. 160 pages, ages 7-14.