The Spelling Bee

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The circus has come to town, and Tom's dreaming of seeing the big top. So when his teacher announces that whoever wins the spelling bee will get a free ticket, Tom is even willing to study! But will he also cheat to get what he wants? A wonderful story about doing the right thing, even if it means giving up something you really want. Now even the youngest readers can enjoy many of the world's favourite tales, with these perfectly crafted excerpts from acknowledged classics.

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Catherine Nichols lives in Jersey City, NJ.

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

Amy June Bates has illustrated many books for children, including "That's What I'd Do" by singer-songwriter Jewel and "The Dog Who Belonged to No One" by Amy Hest. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.

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