Clementine's Letter

Clementine's Letter

Book - 2008
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While finding new vegetable names to call her little brother, eight-year-old Clementine hatches a plan to prevent her beloved teacher from being selected to go on a once-in-a-lifetime research trip to Egypt.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780786838851
078683885X
9780786838844
0786838841
Branch Call Number: PEN
Characteristics: 150 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Frazee, Marla

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yuancz
May 29, 2014

yuancz thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 12

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mmcbeth29
Sep 03, 2014

When I first started reading this book, I began to form a negative opinion. This was due to the author throwing in a couple of too mature references such as Clemetine's drawing of "outlaws drinking beer in a saloon" and how her teacher's name could sound like two curse words. But once past those parts, the character of clementine really drew me in. She is quirky, energetic, and impulsive.
The bulk of the book is about Clementine being angry because her teacher may be going to Egypt, leaving the classroom in the hands of a substitute.
I love the fact that Clementine grows as a person throughout the book. She learns a few good lessons about life and herself. She likes to be supportive of her parents and vice versa. I love how Clementine comes up with nicknames for her brother that are names of vegetables. I also love the fact that Clementine may get angry, but she eventually works out her problems by talking to someone.
Overall, Clementine and the others are wonderful characters. The book has some good things for elementary kids to think about. The illustrations are wonderful in their simplicity, very interesting, and help keep the book moving along nicely.
Would I recommend this book? YES

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El_Gato
Oct 06, 2012

We love the Clementine series. Used it as a read aloud to our Grade 1. I enjoyed reading it just as much as our child enjoyed listening to it.

CaraMira Jul 26, 2008

As usual Sara Pennypacker delivers a home run with this book. Clementine is her usual glorious self. You can't help but fall in love with her. Great book for any age!!

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StratfordLibrary Oct 28, 2010

Clementine thinks that her grade-three teacher, Mr. D’Matz is the best ever, but when he is selected as one of the finalists in an “Adventures for Teachers” contest to go to Egypt on an archaeological dig, she realizes that she may lose him as her teacher if he wins. At the same time, Clementine is supposed to write a letter to the contest committee to recommend Mr. D’Matz! What should she do?

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