A heart-warming story  about a young girl  too afraid to follow her dreams and the family who help make them happen.

‘I absolutely adored The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee.’ ASO

‘This is an inspirational story.’  Barbara Braxton T/L

‘Deb Abela has written quite a backlist of books for children but I think The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee is her best yet.’ Joy Lawn Boomerang Books

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Teresa A New Australian shortlisted for the

West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards

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talk about Teresa

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Teresa is an outstanding addition to the New Australian series. Aussie Reviews

A fascinating historical novel ... insightful and entertaining. Sunday Telegraph

Teresa gives us a wonderful character who shares her family’s journey through the excitement, frustration and joys of becoming Australian. Thanks for a great read.

Jackie Hawkes, Teacher/Librarian

Inspired by Deb’s own family’s story of survival, comes a novel of courage, bravery and one very determined little girl.

GREAT news!

Teresa is shortlisted for the 2017 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards

Stories such as this are immensely important because they speak of that place from which we have come.

Tanya Grech Welden, Ozbooks 4Teachers.com

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