Jeanette Gray Finnegan Jr.

Die Leseprobe wird geladen.
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
Fr. 22.90
Fr. 22.90
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
zzgl. Versandkosten
Versandfertig innert 6 - 9 Werktagen,  Kostenlose Lieferung ab Fr.  30 i
Versandfertig innert 6 - 9 Werktagen
Kostenlose Lieferung ab Fr.  30 i

Weitere Formate


Fr. 22.90

Accordion öffnen

eBook (ePUB)

Fr. 9.40

Accordion öffnen


Living in the shadow of the mighty Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, miles from the village, Ellie, Luke and Blake exist in a world of spirits, mystical wolves, and stories told by their grandfather, the keeper of the lighthouse. In this five volume series, the three children of the Jennette family travel back in time to discover the origin of their ancestors and the events that shaped the civilization of Cape Hatteras Island. Throughout the series, islanders live as they did when only an occasional mail boat kept them connected to the rest of the world---before a bridge linked the island to the mainland, before tourists flocked to the area during the summer season, and before the government became involved in managing the land. Isolated from others, they created a life of comfort and community, one that is long lost. In each subsequent volume, the children meet the people and experience the events that gradually transformed Cape Hatteras Island to the popular resort area it is today.In Pirates, the children are transported back in time to meet their more colorful ancestors. They begin to take adventures away from the family compound, as mobility is enhanced by the addition of two special horses, Pegasus, Luke' Christmas present, and Blue, for Ellie. Learning of an old mansion in the woods, they are awestruck when Grandpop takes them there. Frequent secret visits form a bond between the children and the mysteries held by the 250 year old stone dwelling. Ellie's power grows, as do the powers given to the boys by the old indian shaman. Luke is introduced to Blackbeard and his cronies, and uncovers a family secret! Community events bring the villages together to celebrate their collective history of Pirates, as the island begins to stir with the looming threat of WWII.

Jeanette Gray Finnegan Jr., was born in the village of Hatteras, on Hatteras Island, in what was then, the back room which had one hospital bed, a local midwife, medicines, and multiple shortwave radios which could be used to contact the hospitals on the mainlan. The village of Hatteras, one of seven on the island, was the closest place for a plane to land should the patient need to be "taken off" (island speak for 'one too sick to be attended to by anyone without a medical degree').
She spent her childhood surrounded by an extended family which included parents, grandparents, uncles, and kin.
During World War II, while her father and uncles fought in both the Atlantic annd Pacific theaters, she, her older brother and her mother lived in the big room upstairs of of her grandparents' house.
Jaye, as she is known, moved "off island" to attend highschool and college, and taught secondary school for thirty-five years in the Virginia public school system before coming back to the island to live.
She writes in the solitude of the third floor loft of her home, with views of both sound and sea. Surrounded by books--borrowed, bought, downloaded, or checked out from various libraries---she studied the written history of the island and wove the tales in these books from fact, experience, and a grandmother's longing to convey the island's history to her grandchildren in an interesting enough way for them to enjoy the tales.
The impact of growing up in this magical place, her pride in the people of the island and their accomplishments, permeate the pages.


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 304
Erscheinungsdatum 23.02.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-59715-142-9
Verlag Jeanette Gray Finnegan Jr.
Maße (L/B/H) 22.9/15.2/1.7 cm
Gewicht 470 g


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.
  • Artikelbild-0