I Put a Spell on You

From the Files of Chrissie Woodward, Spelling Bee Detective

By Adam Selzer
(Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385735049, 256pp.)

Publication Date: September 9, 2008

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Description

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.”




About the Author

Adam Selzer lives in downtown Chicago. Check him out on the Web at www.adamselzer.com.

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