Elijah the Fishbite by Agnes Sligh Turnbull

As a preacher’s kid, Elijah the Fishbite was one of my favorite elementary chapter books. My son Jared and daughter Manda loved the story as well. Cat-lovers, all, I have very fond memories of sitting on our old blue sectional all cuddled up cooing over the old fashioned illustrations and reading the story, one chapter at a time.

Discussing books with our grandniece Piper O. who loves a good story and is very fond of kittens, this book came back to my mind and I so wanted to share it with her. The book has been out of print for years. Our local libraries no longer have it on loan. However, I did find an elderly copy on amazon.com, which had belonged to Mrs. Zell Pope, from the Bollington Community Church, Route 3, Georgiana, Alabama circa April 4, 1956. I like to imagine that the book was a treasure to all the little kids who attended Bollington Community. And surely Mrs. Zell Pope was a lovely lady as she did share this delightful story with the Sunday School attendees at her church!

I hope that Piper loves the story as much as we did. And I hope that you enjoy listening to the chapters and The Manx Cat Song from the book, presented here.

Elijah the Fishbite Introduction and Chapter One – by Agnes Sligh Turnbull narrated by Eckie Friar
Elijah the Fishbite Chapter Two – by Agnes Sligh Turnbull narrated by Eckie Friar
The Manx Cat Song – http://www.musicladycarol.com (The song that Father sang referenced in chapter two.)

Published by eckief

My love for God, home and hearth, my husband and family fueled my decision to devote the rest of my life only to pursuits which brought love, joy, peace, and purpose. I am a writer, seeker, student, and teacher with experience professional and otherwise from waitressing to teaching the English language in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. I hold a BA in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, which took nearly 30 years to attain while I squeezed courses in between raising my children, journaling, relationships, work, and an assortment of escapades, some of which I would rather forget! An ongoing passion for reading, writing, adventure, food, and fun, eventually led me to the love of my life, James, whom I met in 1996 and married in 1997. Our life together has been an exciting journey of work and travel, spiritual awakening, and domestic bliss ever since. Although we have experienced the tragic loss of family members and friends through death and estrangement, we have managed to turn our special relationship into a holy one by the grace of God and an acute and growing awareness of “there must be a better way!” In 2006, I published my first novel, Luella’s Calling, and am currently working on my second, Grover Good and the Stone Chateau. From 2013 through 2018, I worked as a Prevention Education Specialist for Transitions, a local domestic violence sexual abuse victim’s service agency. My work there, fueled by a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching, led me to obtain an MS in Education from Scranton University. In 2018, I resigned to accompany James on his work travels while focusing on my calling to study and teach A Course in Miracles. To that end, I dedicate the rest of my days to writing, sharing, and teaching the message of salvation found within the Course pages. Thank you for your interest in this blog. As I do not respond to comments on the posts, if you care to contact me, please email me at eckief@yahoo.com.

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