Free eBook for Kids Ages 8-12 (Comic Tale of Cape Ann)

Elinor Teele, a local author, has teamed up with Spike Wademan, an award-winning artist & illustrator, to launch a FREE chapter book for kids on her website.

• It’s a comic tale called Fisher Jim:

• Read Chapter One:

Please share the book link with as many folks as you like—this is a free resource that’s meant to celebrate the joy of reading!

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Told in the voice of a 10-year-old, Fisher Jim is the hilarious saga of a boy’s adventures on the ocean. Though names have been changed for fictional purposes, kids will recognize Essex, Ipswich Bay, Lanesville, and many more Cape Ann landmarks in Jim’s story.


Just like magazine serials of the 1950s, two illustrated chapters will appear every Wednesday on Elinor’s website, from August 14 until October 23, 2019. Families can enjoy each chapter in a digital form or download it as a PDF for printing.


Perfect for reading aloud, Fisher Jim is a true North Shore tale, full of salty humor and local characters. The book site also includes plenty of links to kid-friendly activities and organizations around Cape Ann. Choose your own adventure!

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