The Spelling Bee Before Recess

The Spelling Bee Before Recess

By: Deborah Lee Rose (author), Carey Armstrong-Ellis (illustrator)Other Formats

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Learning one's spelling words and participating in spelling bees are a nationwide ordeal for every American kid. At the school, the finals are down to three kids: "The Slugger," Cornelius "The Genius" and Ruby. The narrator, "The Slugger", uses baseball imagery and metaphor to tell the tale of who wins and how the other contenders strike out. In the background, in true Carey Ellis fashion, is a subplot of several actual bees buzzing around the contest causing jitters wherever they land. The book includes a list of spelling words used in the book plus two additional lists.

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About Author

Deborah Lee Rose is an internationally published author whose award-winning books are among the New York Public Library's 100 Books to Read and Share. Carey Armstrong-Ellis has written and illustrated a number of books, including Abrams' Ten Creepy Monsters, which USA Today called "a delightful rhyming lesson with subtraction." Visit her online at

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/08/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781419708473
  • Format: Other Formats, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 32
  • ID: 9781419708473
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 1419708473

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