“Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee” Tonya Duncan Ellis

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Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee

by Tonya Duncan Ellis

Genre: Growing Up & Facts of Life/New Experiences/African-American

99¢ at time of posting!

“Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee is a grand look at the preteen years, and Sophie Washington is a marvelous character.” – Reader’s Favorite

Sign up for the spelling bee? No way!

If there’s one thing 10-year-old Texan Sophie Washington is good at, it’s spelling. She’s earned straight 100s on all her spelling tests to prove it. Her parents want her to compete in the Xavier Academy spelling bee, but Sophie wishes they would buzz off.

Her life in the Houston suburbs is full of adventures, and she doesn’t want to slow down the action. Where else can you chase wild hogs out of your yard, ride a bucking sheep, or spy an eight-foot-long alligator during a bike ride through the neighborhood? Studying spelling words seems as fun as getting stung by a hornet in comparison.

That’s until her irritating classmate, Nathan Jones, challenges her. There’s no way she can let Mr. Know-It-All win. Studying is hard when you have a pesky younger brother and a busy social calendar. Can Sophie ignore the distractions and become Queen of the Bee?

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