The Spelling Bee Before Recess by Deborah Lee Rose


The Spelling Bee Before Recess by Deborah Lee Rose

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.

About the 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

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32 pages


Deborah Lee Rose
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Publication date

6th August 2013



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