'McElligot's Pool' is Published

McElligot’s Pool is the delightfully told and illustrated story of a very patient young boy who fishes at McElligot’s Pool, despite being told by a local farmer that he will NEVER find any fish there.

The pool is too small, too filled with junk, too this and that, the farmer tells the boy, but the boy has other ideas.

Once his vivid imagination is unleashed, he thinks of all the amazing and wonderful creatures that he COULD catch, if he is patient. After all, the little pool could be attached to a much bigger brook or river that goes all the way to the sea, and who knows what kinds of finned critters might be right now making their way towards the boy’s fishing line?

“If I’m patient and cool, who knows what I’ll catch in McElligot’s pool,” said the young, ambitious fisherman who set out to find aquatic treasures in the most unlikely spot. With limitless imagination, perseverance, and a big helping of patience, the young boy envisions the barely-describable sea creatures he plans to find on the end of his hook. According to his calculations, no one knows for sure that the puddle doesn’t run all the way to the sea so the possibilities are endless in his mind.

It's interesting that this book rotates going from colored pages to black & white pages.