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James Maguire has a writing style that keeps me reading! He presents background and lighthearted details of families who wind their way through school, local, regional, and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeweler Speller
As a child, I never participated in a spelling bee - even though I was one of those kids who loved words (guess that makes me a word nerd, then and now) and I read the dictionary... Read morePublished on September 2, 2013 by Melissa F.
Spellers of Indian-American descent have won the Scripps Spelling Bee in seven out of the last eleven years, even though they represent less than 1% of the American population. Read morePublished on June 3, 2009 by George Bush
I went into this book with some high hopes. Kids! Spelling! How could you beat that? And, a quick flip through the pages said the same. Read morePublished on August 29, 2008 by Shimon Hova
I found Maguire's book a suspenseful read about the people involved in the National Spelling Bee. It's one of those non-fiction books that tie you to your childhood interests and... Read morePublished on December 14, 2007 by R. D. Kirby
On the whole, this is a very good book, and you should definitely buy it. The author uses words very well and his in-depth reports on real spellers were engaging. However, Mr. Read morePublished on December 11, 2007 by A satisfied but slightly disgruntled reader
Seems like too often we read news stories describing how our country is going downhill. Reading this book has been a wonderful antidote. Mr. Maguire says: "... the Bee is ... Read morePublished on July 14, 2007 by Miguel
My 11-year-old daughter steered me to this book because of her interest in entering the spelling competition. Read morePublished on January 5, 2007 by Edward M. Sills