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While fishing one day in his small rowboat, William Constable catches a glimpse of something unusual in the water. Standing to get a better look, the youngster loses his balance, hits his head on the edge of the boat, and falls unconscious into the water. So begins this exciting tale about two boys and a loveable sea monster named Chessie. Soon after the mishap, William te ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published July 13th 2009 by Schiffer Publishing (first published 1991)
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Kristin
May 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is an enjoyable summer read about the Chesapeake Bay monster, Chessie. It's a short, easy read which would probably be good for third, fourth, and fifth graders. People who live near water will especially connect with this book since the main characters spend much of their time on a boat and on the shoreline. Recommended for Marylanders who like local stories. ...more
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Sep 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Everyone likes stories about the Loch Ness Monster. This is an adorable story about two boys trying save the Chesapeake Bay Chessie from the cantankerous next door neighbor who wants to capture her for profit. The timing is good; the story is cute; and it brings back awesome memories from the early 90's. Ahh, life before area codes. ...more
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Margaret Meacham is the award-winning author of fourteen novels for children and young adults, and a mystery novel set on the Chesapeake Bay. Her books include Oyster Moon which has recently been optioned for film by Green Films LLC, Secret of Heron Creek, Quiet! You’re Invisible, A Mid-Semester Night’s Dream, and A Fairy’s Guide to Understanding Humans. Her books are sold internationally, and two ...more

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