Withering-by-Sea by Judith Rossell ~ Review by Tristan

Withering-by-Sea by 
Hardcover262 pages
Published March 8th 2016 
by Atheneum Books for Young Readers 
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars


A stalwart orphan sets out on a spine-tingling adventure in this wildly imaginative and darkly funny Victorian middle grade novel.

High on a cliff above the gloomy Victorian 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. Stella dreams of adventuring on the Amazon--or anyplace, really, as long as it isn't this dreary town where nothing ever happens.

Then one night Stella sees something she shouldn't have. Soon she finds herself on the run from terrifying Professor Stark and his gang of thugs. But how can one young girl outwit an evil magician, much less rescue his poor, mistreated assistant?

With the help of a mysterious maestro, his musical cats, and a lively girl named Gert, Stella Montgomery sets out to do just that.


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About the Author:

Welcome to my website. Thanks for visiting. Please have a look around.
I’m a writer and illustrator of children’s books.
This is the cover of my new book, Wormwood Mire. It will be published here in Australia on October 24. Hooray!
Wormwood Mire is the sequel to Withering-by-Sea. In the story, Stella has been sent away by her dreadful Aunts to stay with some cousins and their governess in a big, empty house in an overgrown garden. And there is something lurking in the lake…


Click here to see the book trailer for Withering-by-Sea in the USA!

With singing cats!!!



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