Book #2 Stella Montgomery

Wormwood Mire (Stella Montgomery, Book 2)

by Judith Rossell

On Sale: 24/10/2016



About the Book


'you won't be disappointed. Wormwood Mire is another page-turner.'
- Kids' Book Review

When Stella Montgomery returned to the Hotel Majestic cold and wet but exhilarated by adventure, the Aunts were furious.

Now they are sending Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two strange cousins and their governess.

But within the overgrown grounds of the mouldering house, dark secrets slither and skulk, and soon Stella must be brave once more if she's to find out who - or what - she really is ...

From bestselling writer-illustrator Judith Rossell comes the thrilling and magical sequel to her multi-award-winning novel, Withering-by-Sea.


'Those who loved Withering-by-Sea ... will be thrilled to hear that Wormwood Mire is even better!' - Readings

'will keep the reader turning the pages in anticiption' - Story Mama

'I was entranced ... from page one' - Brona's Books

'A gratifying continuation of Stella's story' - Kirkus Reviews


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: OlderChildren
Shortlisted - 2017 ABA Booksellers' Choice Award
Shortlisted - 2017 Australian Book Design Awards
Notable Book - 2017Children's Book Council of Australia Awards

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733333019
  • ISBN 10: 073333301X
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 24/10/2016
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: 24.99 AUD
  • Age: From 8 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic


Judith Rossell is the multi-award-winning author-illustrator of the bestselling Stella Montgomery series (Withering-by-Sea, Wormwood Mire, Wakestone Hall and A Garden of Lilies: Improving Tales for Young Minds). 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. Her work has been published in the US and UK, and translated into more than twenty languages. Judith lives in Melbourne, Australia with a cat the size of a walrus.

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