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Spelldown : the big time dreams of a small-town word whiz / a novel by Karon Luddy.

Luddy, Karon. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 1416916105 :
  • ISBN: 9781416916109
  • Physical Description: viii, 211 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007.

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Summary, etc.: In 1969, the town of Red Clover, South Carolina, led by an enthusiastic new Latin teacher, supports thirteen-year-old Karlene as she wins her school spelling bee and strives to qualify for the National Bee, despite family problems and a growing desire for romance.
Subject: Spelling bees > Juvenile fiction.
Family problems > Juvenile fiction.
Teachers > Juvenile fiction.
Alcoholism > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
South Carolina > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.

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