Books by Deborah Abela

THE STUPENDOUSLY SPECTACULAR SPELLING BEE by Deborah Abela
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2018

"This story about facing and overcoming one's fears is a winner. (Fiction. 7-11)"
India Wimple is a brilliant speller. Read full book review >
THE GHOSTS OF GRIBBLESEA PIER by Deborah Abela
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A fast-paced, mildly funny, never-quite-suspenseful tale that lacks a magical spark. (Paranormal adventure. 10-14)"
Can 12-year-old Aurelie possibly save her family's deteriorating amusement-park-on-a-pier from evil Lucien B. Crook, even with help from some ghostly relatives? Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"This provocative twist closes a promising start for a notably hot-tempered, occasionally vulnerable heroine. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Real and imaginary worlds unexpectedly leak into each other in this Spy Kids-style import. Read full book review >
SPY FORCE by Deborah Abela
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Not even Max's propensity to fall into various kinds of disgusting ick—a running joke in the first volume that the author milks to the point of tedium here—adds any life to this whiny escapade. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Falling off considerably from the promise of its previous episode (p. 729), this second "Spy Kid"-style mission focuses less on subjecting Max and her mooning sidekicks Ella and Linden to any credible threat or danger than on heaping preteen miseries onto its surly, klutzy, humorless heroine. Read full book review >