Saturday, April 04, 2009
NOT JUST A SPELLING BEE
It's a tale told in from the points of view of kids who enter the annual school spelling bee. It's about parents and adults who have ulterior motives. It's about desire, corruption and competition.
Jennifer: Could care less about the bee, but her parents won't allow her to lose.
Mutual: Only going to regular school because his parents want him to win the bee.
Chrissie: Determined to get to the truth no matter how much it hurts.
Harlan: Class clown who wants to be a legend. All he needs is one perfect prank.
Jake: He wants the prize. The money will go to a good cause... his future.
I Put a Spell on You: From the Files of Chrissie Woodward, Spelling Bee Detective by Adam Selzer is a book of stories within a story of kids who are determined to do what is right rather than what is expected. For 6th -8th grade readers.