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Friday 15 April 2022

Giveaway: Fiona Wood's How To Spell Catastrophe

Fiona Wood's first novel, Six Impossible Things was shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year, Older Readers. Her next three books, Wildlife, Cloudwish; and Take Three Girls, co-written with Cath Crowley and Simmone Howell, won the CBCA award for Older Readers and were shortlisted for numerous other awards. Her latest release is, How To Spell Catastrophe.

Nell McPherson is a catastrophe expert, but nothing has prepared her for the impending catastrophe of her mum's plans to merge families with boyfriend, Ted and his annoying daughter, Amelia. As if that's not dire enough, grade six is turning into an emotional obstacle course as Nell moves away from her old spelling bee friends and into some rule-bending with new girl, Plum.

When Nell decides to tackle the biggest catastrophe of them all, climate change, and campaigns for grade six to attend the School Strike 4 Climate, old friends and new will come together, and along the way plans to foil the family merge give way to an understanding that it might not be such a disaster after all.

To celebrate the 26 April release of this exciting new novel the wonderful people at Pan Macmillan and KBR have not one but THREE copies of this funny and fast paced new middle grade fiction, How To Spell Catastrophe to give away.

For the chance to win this one of these three copies, in 25 words or less tell us about your biggest catastrophe.

Email your answer along with your name and postal address to dimity. The response we like best will win a copy of the book. Competition is open to anyone, worldwide, so long as they have an Australian postal address for delivery of the books. Please note, we cannot deliver to PO Boxes. Entries without a name and street address will be ineligible. Winners will be announced right here on our website on 25 April 2022.

Competition runs from 5.00 am 15 April 2022 to 5 pm 22 April 2022. Adults can enter for those aged 17 and under. This is a game of skill, not chance. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.