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A Bee in Your Ear
By author: Frieda Wishinsky   Illustrated by: Louise-Andrée Laliberté
Selling Points: "spelling bee, competition, rivalry, friendship"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2004
Pages: 64
Fiction Ages 7-9
Price:  $6.95
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Kate is determined to win her spelling club's spelling bee, but the competition is fierce. She can almost put up with Violet's relentless claims of superior spelling ability, but when Kate and Jake begin to fight with each other, Kate is miserable. She wants to win the contest, but she doesn't want to lose her best friend.
CITY Parent - September 1, 2005
"This story adds a humorous side to the hard work of studying spelling."
Resource Links - September 1, 2005
"The dialogue flows easily. The conversations and thoughts ring true of any student, whether preparing for a contest or just a weekly spelling test. Fast paced, the suspense builds as the contest approaches." "Illustrator Louise-Andrée Laliberté adds an extra dimension with her whimsical, black and white pencil drawings." ". . . this book will be a popular addition to the elementary school library or classroom collection."
CM Magazine - February 4, 2005
"Louise-Andrée Laliberté's pencil sketches add depth and realism to the characters' emotions and personalities and the setting." "Highly Recommended." "Wishinksy and Laliberté's work provides young children with the opportunity to experience their school and family lives from the distance of literature."
Canadian Book Review Annual - September 1, 2004
"This work of fiction is an ideal tool for primary students learning to spell."


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