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I Put a Spell on You: From the Files of Chrissie Woodward, Spelling Bee Detectiveby Adam Selzer
Synopses & Reviews
COME SPELLING BEE season, the tiny town of Preston erupts in excitement: the bee is televised, and the hottest ticket in town. This year, an assortment of sixth-grade miscreants is going for the top prize: Jennifer, an overscheduled free spirit whose parents are obsessed with her college applications; Mutual, a previously home-schooled outsider who's enrolled in public school for the first time in order to participate in the bee; Harlan, the class clown who has spectacular plans for making the most of his time in the spotlight; and Chrissie, the constant observer, who suspects something is off at the bee and will stop at nothing to get to the truth. Principal Floren is acting shady to everyone—but, as he insists, “I am not a crook.”
With the televised spelling bee generating major excitement in the small town of Preston, a home-schooled outsider, a class clown, a super-studious speller, and various other sixth-grade characters prepare for their moment in the spotlight while Principal Floren looks into suspicious activities that may cause problems during the important event.
When Gordon Liddy Community School's resident tattletale-detective, Chrissie Woodward, realizes that the adults are out to fix the big spelling bee, she transfers her loyalty to her fellow students and starts collecting evidence. Told through in-class letters, administrative memos, file notes from Chrissie's investigation, and testimony from spelling bee contestants.
About the Author
Adam Selzer lives in downtown Chicago. Check him out on the Web at www.adamselzer.com.
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