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As soon as Jason hears the legend of Elihu, he knows he must catch the great fish. But Old Snout, the gator, guards Elihu. Legend says, too, that whenever Elihu is hooked, the bass whispers a secret. Adjusting to his family's breakup, Jason can't seem to stay out of trouble. His Grampy Luke comes from Michigan; and together, they learn how to fish for the legendary bass, Elihu. But trouble seems to follow Jason wherever he goes.

Two foster children join the chase with their miniature horse, Sundance, who refuses to be cured of his craving for peppermints. Complicating the hunt is Jazel, the girl next door, who needs Jason's help to revise her dream of becoming an ice skater after a brain tumor robs her of balance. With the help of a magic stone, a special lure, and the guidance of the mysterious Mr. Elihu Snow, Jason finally acquires the skill to catch Elihu. But the world's greatest bass has a surprise to deliver. Little does Jason know that he is about to become Elihu's next catch.

Weaving scientific fact with fiction, Jason and Elihu is a classic fishing tale of a boy's passage into manhood. A portion of the proceeds from this book is donated to Florida's foster care system and its focus on prevention. This novel is filled with images and sounds designed for families to read together. Art and photographs by Tom Sadler and Richard Sexton.

©2013 Shelley Fraser Mickle (P)2013 Shelley Fraser Mickle

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