Available for the first time as an Omnibus Ebook, this collection
brings together two of Nell Wise Wechter's beloved stories of young
people on the North Carolina Coast. These wonderful stories will
entertain and enlighten readers of all ages.
Included in this Omnibus Ebook:
A longtime favorite of several generations of Tar Heels, Taffy
of Torpedo Junction
is the thrilling adventure story of
thirteen-year-old Taffy Willis, who, with the help of her pony and
dog, exposes a ring of Nazi spies operating from a secluded house
on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, during World War II. For
readers of all ages, the book brings to life the dramatic wartime
events on the Outer Banks, where German U-boats turned an area
around Cape Hatteras into 'Torpedo Junction' by sinking more than
sixty American vessels in just a six-month period in 1942.
has been enjoyed by young and old alike since it was
first published in 1957.
The legend of Teach's Light
has been handed down by the
people of Stumpy Point village in coastal North Carolina for nearly
three centuries. None can say when the mysterious light that hovers
above Little Dismal Swamp will next appear, but it is said to guard
a store of treasure buried long ago by Edward Teach (c.
1680–1718), better known as the infamous pirate Blackbeard.
One summer evening, teenagers Corky Calhoun and Toby Davis row into
the swamp, drawn by the mystery of Teach's Light. But their
adventure soon takes a curious turn. Thrown back in time by a
sudden explosion, Corky and Toby find themselves floating safely
above seventeenth-century England, as Blackbeard's life unfolds
below. They watch as the orphaned Edward Teach decides to stow away
across the Atlantic, begins his career as the fearsome Blackbeard,
stages terrible raids from the Caribbean to North Carolina aboard
his ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge
, and, finally, is
beheaded in a battle with the British Crown's ships. An inventive
blend of history and science fiction, Teach's Light
Blackbeard's story vividly to life.