Misadventures of Salem Hyde Book One: Spelling Trouble

The Misadventures of Salem Hyde

Book One: Spelling Trouble

  • ISBN: 9781419708039
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2013


Price: $14.95

In Eisner Award–nominated cartoonist Frank Cammuso’s The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Spelling Trouble, “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” (Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review).

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 later—which 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!

The Misadventures of Salem Hyde series:
Spelling Trouble (#1)
Big Birthday Bash (#2)
Cookie Catastrophe (#3)
Dinosaur Dilemma (#4)
Frozen Fiasco (#5)


"Ironic, dead-pan, and slapstick humor balance the warm sincerity and vulnerability of the characters in this brilliant debut volume of this easy-reader series in comic book format."
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