The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Spelling Trouble

The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book One: Spelling TroubleThe Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book One: Spelling Trouble by Frank Cammuso
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“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!”

What a unique new idea and twist on children’s graphic novels and stories. I love the way that the author and illustrator Frank Cammuso uses humor, sarcasm and satire to tell a heart warming story of a different and unique young girl in The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book One: Spelling Trouble. Not your typical girl in anyway. Even though she’s a witch any young girl could relate to her. The best part is that in the end the story wraps up with a hit at home feel good moment that teaches a lesson to children and adults alike.

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