The Goonies meets Book Scavenger when three sisters hunt for Blackbeard’s legendary treasure in this action-packed middle grade novel from Jess Rinker, The Dare Sisters.
“The Dare sisters are hunting for treasure, but the real treasure is the story that unfolds in the pages of this book. It’s smart, funny and full of heart; I couldn’t put this rollicking adventure down.” —Kathi Appelt, author of The Underneath
Savannah Dare has always wanted to be a pirate. She grew up on legends of Blackbeard from her grandfather—her best friend and fellow treasure hunter.
But now he’s gone. Savannah and her sisters, Frances and Jolene are left to find Blackbeard’s lost loot on their own. It was their grandfather’s dream, and they can’t let him down.
No one else in their small town on Ocracoke Island believes Blackbeard’s treasure is truly still out there . . . no one except their grandfather’s mysterious old business partner, who’s determined to find it himself. And when their family home is endangered, the Dare sisters realize finding Blackbeard’s treasure is their only hope!
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About the Author
Jess Rinker always wanted to find treasure as a child. In the woods or on the beach, she was constantly hunting for something, and when she first visited the Outer Banks of North Carolina at fourteen she discovered the incredible history there was a treasure in itself. She could never be a pirate because she gets seasick, but writing about pirates has been quite fun. She’s now a children’s author and writing teacher, but still searches for treasure. The Dare Sisters is her first middle grade novel.
“With a clear love for the area and its rich history, Rinker’s debut middle grade adventure draws readers into the lore of Ocracoke Island, N.C.... The Dare sisters’ strong bonds are a definite highlight in this voice-driven book that will spark readers’ imaginations.” —Publishers Weekly
“This treasure-hunt chronicle will pique the curiosity of young explorers. Ahoy, me hearties!” —Kirkus Reviews
“For anyone who loves riddles, adventure, and pirates, The Dare Sisters is a real treasure.” —Lisa Papademetriou, author of the Confectionately Yours series
“This book makes me want to throw on a pirate hat, hop on a skateboard, and roll down the sandy streets of Ocracoke hunting for treasure. Full of intrigue and packed with heart, The Dare Sisters is a delight!” —Melanie Crowder, author of Audacity
“An exciting adventure that's packed with mystery, action, and a whole lot of heart. Readers will root for the lovable Dare sisters as they search for treasure, defend their grandfather's legacy, and find connection and hope in the midst of grief.” —Laurie Morrison, Author of Up for Air