Stella Montgomery, Book #1

Withering-by-Sea (Stella Montgomery, Book 1): The multi-award-winning bestseller

by Judith Rossell

On Sale: 20/10/2014

Format:

Hardcover

About the Book

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 series that's loved by tens of thousands of readers!

MORE PRAISE

'the perfect package - appearance and feel and smell and story.' - Glenda Millard

'Wildly imaginative, darkly funny. I was hooked from the first page.' - Jen Storer

'a delightful, thoroughly enjoyable book' - Books+Publishing

MORE AWARDS

Withering-by-Sea (Book 1)

Winner - 2015 Indie Awards, Book of the Year: Children's & YA

Winner - 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year: Older Children

Winner - 2015 Davitt Awards

Honour Book - 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards

Shortlisted - 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards

Shortlisted - 2014 Aurealis Awards

Shortlisted - 2017 Australian Book Design Awards

Wormwood Mire (Book 2)

Winner - 2017 Davitt Awards

Shortlisted - 2017 Indie Awards, Book of the Year: Children's & YA

Shortlisted - 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year: Older Children

Shortlisted - 2017 ABA Booksellers' Choice Award

Shortlisted - 2017 Australian Book Design Awards

Notable Book - 2017 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733333002
  • ISBN 10: 0733333001
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 20/10/2014
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price: 24.99 AUD
  • Age: From 8 years
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / Fantasy & magical realism (Children's - Teenage)

Biography

Judith Rossell is the multi-award-winning author-illustrator of the bestselling Stella Montgomery series (Withering-by-Sea, Wormwood Mire, A Garden of Lilies and the upcoming Wakestone Hall). Before beginning her career in children's books, Judith worked as a government scientist (not a mad scientist, a normal kind of scientist) and also for a cotton-spinning company (that made threads for T-shirts and denim jeans and mops and teabag strings). Judith has written thirteen books and illustrated more than eighty, and her work has been published in the US, UK and has been translated into more than twenty languages. Judith lives in Melbourne, Australia with a cat the size of a walrus.


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