Recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award honoring excellence. (Originally published as The Cape Cod Witch and the Legend of the Pirate.) On a field trip to Boston's historic Freedom Trail, ElsBeth and her classmates encounter a famous freedom fighter, the ghostly Captain Thomas Jacques, who spirits them across treacherous water to Nantucket Island in the daring rescue attempt of a kidnapped, modern-day Arabian price -- and along the way they find out about fighting for freedom and caring for something bigger than themselves. Readers also discover a treasure chest of historical nuggets and Cape and Islands lore, together with a brief sketch of the authentic pirates featured in Books I and II. Includes twenty-three original black and white illustrations.