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.