Spelling Trouble

Spelling Trouble

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Salem Hyde just isn't like other kids. For one thing, she's stubborn, independent, and impulsive. For another, she's a witch. Salem acts first and thinks later--which means most of her thinking involves coming up with excuses!
Good thing she's been assigned an animal companion, Lord Percival J. Whamsford III. This over-anxious cat doesn't like Salem calling him "Whammy," and Salem doesn't like listening to his long-winded explanations as to why she shouldn't do something . . . like enter the class spelling bee.
Salem knows she can beat all her classmates at spells, no problem. Too late, she realizes the competition is about spelling words , not magic. And there's nothing like a misspelled spell to cause all kinds of havoc!
Praise for The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book One
STARRED REVIEWS
"A fledgling witch receives necessary guidance from a talking cat in this utterly adorable page-turner... A delightful buddy story and an auspicious series opener; be sure to make room on shelves for Salem and Whammy."
-- Kirkus Reviews , starred review

"It's just about the perfect story for comics-loving fathers to read with their comics-loving daughters."
-- Publishers Weekly , starred review

"Cammuso evokes both the sarcastic spunk and gentle warmth of Calvin and Hobbes in this humorous tale of unlikely pals."
-- The Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books

" Young readers will eat up Cammuso's ( Otto's Orange Day , 2008) action-packed panels, full of cartoonish antics, silly puns, and playful slapstick humor."
-- Booklist

"The humor, appealing artwork, and underlying message of friendship will attract readers."
-- Library Media Connection
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781419708039
1419708031
Branch Call Number: J FIC Cammu
Characteristics: 94 p. : col. ill. --

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LibrarianDestinee
Feb 20, 2014

This reminds me a little of Calvin and Hobbes, Dragonbreath, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch rolled into one. A fun new graphic novel series for 2nd and 3rd graders.

JCLChrisK Jan 16, 2014

Salem Hyde needs to learn that words matter. The lesson is a bit different in her case than for many kids, though, since Salem is a witch--her words can be spells when she wants, causing all kinds of magical effects. Since Salem is rash, independent, and proud, she usually spells before crafting her words carefully enough, causing all kinds of chaos and trouble. Her parents hire a tutor, but Salem doesn't need someone telling her what to do so much as she needs a friend.

A brief, approachable graphic novel that is fun and funny, perfect for early readers.

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