ElsBeth and the Pirate’s Treasure; Book I by J. Bean Palmer, illustrated by Melanie Therrien. 136 pages with 20 original color illustrations.
The youngest witch on Cape Cod, ElsBeth Amelia Thistle, is involved in all the normal aspects of growing up. Of course she’s a little different, too. And when Halloween approaches in the sleepy Cape Cod town, she finds a pirate’s legend has never quite been forgotten. It takes the young witch to get her friends out of serious trouble – magical and not.
ElsBeth has several magical adventures shared with her non-magical but memorable friends – most notably an encounter with the notorious pirate, Bill Bowlegs. The local Wampanoag Indians are also called upon to help resolve this ill-fated adventure.
This is a story about Cape Cod, a witch, magical animals, ghosty things (friendly and not too scary!), pirates (but not too scary!), original color art work, and a heroine who understands that sometimes ghosts, like people, have troubles. And sometimes they need help, too. And in her adventures, the littlest witch of Cape Cod seems called to do just that.
The book makes reading fun and entices young readers with colorful illustrations, a great adventure and a bit of magic.
"I don't usually do this, but The Cape Cod Witch and the Pirates Treasure got such rave reviews from my two nephews and my sister that I felt like I had to pass it on". -Read the full review at Ypulse.