To help her stay out of trouble, her parents find young witch Salem Hyde an animal companion, Percival J. Whamsford III. They do not much like each other, but when Salem enters the school spelling bee and tries to "spell" her way to victory, she needs Whammy's help.
"Frank and Joe go undercover at a national spelling bee where a mysterious madman known as the Hangman is determined to erase the competition! Teens from across the globe have been invited to attend, and A.T.A.C. and the Hardy Boys have to do everything they can to keep the Hangman from spelling disaster!" -- fromn publisher's web site.
Webster is a bundle of nerves headed into his first day of high school, but whatever academic and social horrors he feared are nothing compared to what's in store for him as he stumbles into an unsanctioned, street-level spelling bee! And this ain't no staged production, either - letters fly like jump kicks and the losers leave bruised and beaten more often than not! Soon he's propelled into the fast-paced world of competitive spelling by the mysterious...
When Gabby's pet monster, Dwight, enters the spelling bee, Vice-Principal Burns tries to blackmail the moderator into making sure that Dwight loses, but Gabby, overhearing the principal, figures out a way for Dwight to win.