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Hostage On the Nighthawk

William Penn
(Book 32 in the Trailblazer series)
A novel by

After weeks of waiting, thirteen-year-old Theodore Story finally spots the billowing sails of the Canterbury, the ship returning Governor William Penn, a close friend of Theo's family, to Philadelphia. During the governor's fifteen-year absence, such wild pirates as Captain Kidd have corrupted the "city of brotherly love." Maybe now things will get back to normal, Theo silently hopes. Shortly after the governor settles in, however, Theo's grandfather dies, and Theo, his mother, and his sister set sail for England. When several members of their ship's crew contract yellow fever, the family desperately hails a passing vessel and transfers over.

But something's not right about this new ship and its ragtag crew. As the cabin door clicks shut behind him, Theo notices it locks from the outside. They are being held hostage by pirates! Theo vows to save his mother and sister, but with escape almost impossible, how can he outsmart the bandits and get word to Governor Penn?

Tag Line: "Am I my brother's keeper?" For Theo, the answer is yes....

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2000 : USA Library Binding

Title: Hostage on the Nighthawk: William Penn (Trailblazer Books #32)
Author(s): Dave Jackson
ISBN: 0-613-93991-3 / 978-0-613-93991-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Hostage on the Nighthawk: Introducing William Penn (Trailblazer Books) (Volume 32)
Author(s): Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson
ISBN: 1-939445-34-5 / 978-1-939445-34-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Castle Rock Creative, Incorporated
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February 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: Hostage on the Nighthawk: William Penn (Trailblazer Books #32)
Author(s): Dave and Neta Jackson
ISBN: 0-7642-2265-1 / 978-0-7642-2265-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bethany House
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Hostage on the Nighthawk (Trailblazer Books Book 32)
Author(s): Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson
Publisher: Castle Rock Creative
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