The Stupendously Spectacular


‘I absolutely adored The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee.’ Aust. Standing Orders

‘...a great read for children 9 years and upwards.’  OZ-TLnet

‘...a wonderfully charming story.’ Readplus

‘This is an inspirational story.’  Barbara Braxton T/L

‘Deb Abela has written quite a backlist of books for children but I think The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee is her best yet.’ Joy Lawn Boomerang Books

‘...a spirited, exciting and heart-warming story that is sure to be enjoyed by young readers.’ Buzzwords

India Wimple can spell. Brilliantly. Every Friday night, she and her family watch the Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee. When the Wimples suggest she enter the next Bee, India says she's not good enough – but her family won't hear it and encourage her to sign up.

There are plenty of obstacles to reaching the finals: something in India's past has made her terribly shy, and they need to find the money to move on to each round.

And finally, there's Summer Millicent Ernestine Beauregard-Champion, a spoilt rich girl who is determined to win and isn't afraid to step on anyone who gets in her way.

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Teresa is an outstanding addition to the New Australian series. Aussie Reviews

A fascinating historical novel ... insightful and entertaining. Sunday Telegraph

Teresa gives us a wonderful character who shares her family’s journey through the excitement, frustration and joys of becoming Australian. Thanks for a great read.

Jackie Hawkes, Teacher/Librarian

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Inspired by Deb’s own family’s story of survival, comes a novel of courage, bravery and one very determined little girl.

Stories such as this are immensely important because they speak of that place from which we have come.

Tanya Grech Welden, Ozbooks

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