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How To Spell Catastrophe

by Fiona Wood

eBook $9.99

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How To Spell Catastrophe

by Fiona Wood

$9.99

Nell McPherson is a catastrophe expert, but nothing has prepared her for the impending catastrophe of her mum's plans to merge families with boyfriend, Ted and his annoying daughter, Amelia. As if that's not dire enough, grade six is turning into an emotional obstacle course as Nell moves away from her old spelling bee friends and into some rule-bending with new girl, Plum. When Nell decides to tackle the biggest catastrophe of them all, climate change, and campaigns for grade six to attend the School Strike 4 Climate, old friends and new will come together, and along the way plans to foil the family merge give way to an understanding that it might not be such a disaster after all.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781761261244
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 26/04/2022
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / School stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
    Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Price: $9.99
Nell McPherson is a catastrophe expert, but nothing has prepared her for the impending catastrophe of her mum's plans to merge families with boyfriend, Ted and his annoying daughter, Amelia. As if that's not dire enough, grade six is turning into an emotional obstacle course as Nell moves away from her old spelling bee friends and into some rule-bending with new girl, Plum. When Nell decides to tackle the biggest catastrophe of them all, climate change, and campaigns for grade six to attend the School Strike 4 Climate, old friends and new will come together, and along the way plans to foil the family merge give way to an understanding that it might not be such a disaster after all.

Author Information

Fiona Wood's first young adult novel, Six Impossible Things, was shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year, Older Readers. Her second, Wildlife, won the CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers and was shortlisted for a number of other awards. Her third book, Cloudwish, was published in 2015, and also won the CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers. Take Three Girls, a YA novel written in collaboration with award-winning authors Cath Crowley and Simmone Howell, was published in 2017 to great acclaim and received another CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers award. Fiona's books are published internationally. How to Spell Catastrophe is her first novel for middle-grade readers.

Before writing YA fiction, Fiona wrote television scripts. She lives in Melbourne with her family.

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