WINNER ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER READERS'Fans of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events will eat up Withering-by-Sea'- Shelf Awareness High on a cliff above the gloomy coastal town of Withering-by-Sea stands the Hotel Majestic. Inside the walls of the damp, dull hotel, eleven-year-old orphan Stella Montgomery leads a miserable life with her three dreadful Aunts.But one night, Stella sees something she shouldn't have ... Something that will set in motion an adventure more terrifying and more wonderful than she could ever have hoped for ...Discover the gorgeously illustrated series that's loved by tens of thousands of readers!SERIES AWARDS Withering-by-Sea (Book 1)Winner - 2015 Indie Awards, Book of the Year: Children's YAWinner - 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year: Older ChildrenWinner - 2015 Davitt AwardsHonour Book - 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia AwardsShortlisted - 2015 Prime Minister's Literary AwardsShortlisted - 2014 Aurealis AwardsShortlisted - 2017 Australian Book Design AwardsWormwood Mire (Book 2)Winner - 2017 Davitt AwardsShortlisted - 2017 Indie Awards, Book of the Year: Children's hYAShortlisted - 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year: Older ChildrenShortlisted - 2017 ABA Booksellers' Choice AwardShortlisted - 2017 Australian Book Design AwardsNotable Book - 2017 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards
- Publication Date:
- 19 / 08 / 2019
- 128 x 198mm
Stella Montgomery lives in the Hotel Majestic in the seaside town of Withering By Sea with her three awful aunts.
Stella stumbles apon a old man who is also a resident of the Hotel hiding a mysterious package in a urn. Intrigued as to what it is Stella decides to take a look one night but is interrupted by thieves who are also looking for this package. Stella manages to hide the package which is just a tiny bottle but something is lurking inside!
It's a nail biting adventure in which Stella has to overcome the perpetrator and his evil men that will do anything to get their hands on this little bottle!
I absolutely loved Withering By Sea, the setting was magical & enchanting, the book is beautifully illustrated throughout that left me wanting more with the turn of every page. I can't wait to read the second book to see what Stella gets up to next! - Wade (QBD)