Author(s): E. S. Farber
When Bryce Billings says he will clobber Fish Finelli in the Captain Kidd Classic boat race, Fish has no choice but to accept the bet. But Fish's 1970s Whaler with a broken motor is no match for Bryce's new, top-of-the-line, 9.9-horsepower Viper. Even if Fish, Roger and T. J. can fix the measly 5-horsepower motor, it can't compete with Bryce's boat. With $9.63 between them, do the guys even have a chance of beating Bryce at the Classic? A hilarious, action-packed romp filled with non-fiction sidebars, this latest installment in the entertaining new chapter book series is hotter than a fireball.
E.S. Farber is the mother of a boy who likes facts along with his fiction, which inspired her to write Fish Finelli. She spent many days at the East Hampton Library researching Long Island history, including pirates, and where she actually saw Captain Kidds cloth of gold (you can, too!). Besides writing at the library, she also works with librarians to create spelling bees and other programs for kids. She has authored numerous chapter books, early reader books, manga, and educational books. She lives in Amagansett, NY. Jason Beene communicates best with a pencil and paper in front of him, which has helped him in his grown-up career of making games, teaching at MIT and RISD, and in the small critical world of being a father to two girls.