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 laterwhich 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:
"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
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