The Cape Cod Witch and the Legend of the Pirate

I want to thank Chris Palmer for sending me a copy of this book to review

ElsBeth Amelia Thistle attends school in Cape Cod Massachusetts. She also happens to be the youngest witch in the state. Which is funny as her grandmother, Hannah Prudence Goodspell is the oldest resident witch in the state.

ElsBeth is very excited because her class is going on a field trip to Boston. Hannah is not thrilled with the prospect of ElsBeth heading to Boston. This is because she tells ElsBeth that many witches have gone mad as soon as they set foot in Boston. No witch has ever lasted more then a day in Boston. There are too many unsettled spirits there. ElsBeth appreciates her grandmother's warning but still plans to go to Boston.

While touring the Commons, some men appear and abduct one of the students. ElsBeth and her friends take off after the men. To their great surprise, ElsBeth and her friends met a pirate. He agrees to help them on their rescue mission. Now follow ElsBeth and her friends as they set off for a grand adventure in The Cape Cod Witch and The Legend of the Pirate.

The Cape Cod Witch and The Legend of the Pirate is the next book in the Cape Cod series featuring ElsBeth. What a fun, quick read. J Bean Palmer brings excitement, lovable characters, a good storyline and even incorporates math into the picture with this book. For anyone who has kids that want something to read then you have to pick up all of the books in the Cape Cod series. Don't feel embarrassment if you end up falling in love with Elsbeth like I did. I am going to recommend these books to all of my reader friends.

Bibliographic Information:

Author: J Bean Palmer; Illustrator: Melanie Therrien

Publisher: Holly Hill Press, Box 36, East Sandwich, Massachusetts 02537

Contacts: (p) 508-888-1116;;

ISBN: 978-0-578-01217-9

Distribution: Baker & Taylor and direct from publisher

Price: $9.95 suggested retail

Page Count: 176, with ten color and five B&W original illustrations; 38,000 words

BISAC Category: Juvenile Fiction: Fantasy (ages 8-12)

Publication Date: March 2009

About the Author:

In the Cape Cod Witch Series, the author calls upon her family’s history in New England, including a Revolutionary “Green Mountain Boy”, Cape Cod cranberry farmers and artists, and an oft-told family legend that as her grandmother’s ancestors stepped off the Mayflower, her grandfather’s relatives were there to greet them. With a degree in Environmental Science, Palmer weaves a message of care for the environment into the magical adventures of ElsBeth and her friends.


Anonymous said…
this sounds like a perfect series to share with my daughter. Thanks for the review.

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