A Free Chapter Book for Kids Who Love the Ocean
Meet Jim Tucker, a boy with a knack for fishing and a gift for death-defying adventures!
When his Dad says that there will be no fishing tomorrow, his collapse is complete.
But Jim has a cunning plan. Sure, it may involve “borrowing” the family skiff, playing chicken with the Harbormaster, and racing the Coast Guard, but these are trivial challenges for a boy born and bred on the Fisher River.
As Jim takes his boat down the Great Marsh, he begins to develop a strategy about how to catch the biggest prize of all—his Mom. If he can lure her back home, then life is bound to improve.
Unfortunately, the weather has other ideas. Any fisherman can conquer a clogged fuel filter, vicious seagulls, and nosy adults, but what will he do about the storm?
Why Kids Ages 8-12 Will Love Fisher Jim
Not every kid loves to read. But every kid in my family loves to fish. That’s how Fisher Jim came to be.
I wrote this free eBook for reluctant readers, the kind of boy or girl who prefers to be doing rather than sitting. Especially if it involves messing about in boats.
Here’s why it might appeal to the wordphobics in your group:
- LOTS OF COMEDY: It’s a humorous adventure for kids ages 8-12 and designed for reading aloud. Don’t miss the Coast Guard chase!
- EASY CHAPTERS: Chapters are short & sweet. Find your favorite one using the Chapter List in the sidebar.
- KID WORDS: Jim tells the story from a 10-year-old point of view, so the vocabulary isn’t super-advanced. (There are no swear words, but Jim is feisty—be prepared for terms like “effing.”)
- DRAWINGS: Each chapter is embellished with exciting illustrations from Spike Wademan.
How This Online Chapter Book Works
READING IT: You can read this free eBook for kids in the online version, the full PDF of the book, or you can use the link at the bottom of each page to print a copy of that chapter.
EXPLORING IT: Cape Ann is one of New England’s most beautiful and precious resources. In the sidebar and footer, I’ve included links to local organizations that have family-friendly activities. Choose your own adventure!
SHARING IT: Fisher Jim is free for everyone—kids, parents, librarians, and teachers! Use the social “Share” buttons to share your favorite chapters and episodes.
Hearing More from Jim Tucker
Want to see Jim’s adventures in a printed format? Write to HarperCollins Books: Contact.
New York, NY 10007
With enough feedback from kids, they may decide to commission a second book in the series. I have plenty of crazy adventures planned for Jim!