Bergers Book Reviews

The Cape Cod Witch and the Legend of the Pirate

Author: J. Bean Palmer
Illustrator: Melanie Therrien
Publisher: Holly Hill Press
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-0-578-01217-9
Pages: 176
Price: $9.95

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ElsBeth Amelia Thistle, the youngest witch on Cape Cod, is excited that her second-grade class is going to Boston. But her grandmother, Hannah Goodspell doesn’t share her enthusiasm. In fact, she doesn’t like the idea at all. Witches don’t seem to do well in Boston–they may even go insane.

So when confusion over permission slips allows her the opportunity to join her class for the trip, ElsBeth can’t let it slip by. But she doesn’t realize she won’t be alone, as other magical beings join her to keep her safe.

And oh, what adventure awaits her in Boston! A kidnapping, a pirate (or privateer, as he chooses to be called), lots of ghosts, and a wild ride on a “borrowed” sailboat.

ElsBeth is a sweet girl, who really wants to do the right thing, and her classmates provide additional charm to this fun Cape Cod story. I especially liked Sylvanas the cat. Lots of action, intrigue, and a nice tidy ending will provide an enjoyable read for kids. I highly recommend The Cape Cod Witch and the Legend of the Pirate.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

September 4, 2009 - Posted by | children

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