The Story of Jack Ballister’s Fortunes
Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle
Published by Dover Publications, 2008 (originally published 1897)
Paperback, 358 pages
Young Jack Ballister, an English orphan, is kidnapped and sent to America. He is sold into slavery on a Virginia Tobacco plantation in 1719. He then stumbles onto a savage plot by pirates who are under the command of the sinister Captain Edward Teach, who is none other than the infamous Blackbeard!