Clementine and the Spring Trip (Clementine Series #6)

Clementine and the Spring Trip (Clementine Series #6)

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by Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee
     
 

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For Clementine, spring is a really big deal. It's the time for seeing her apple tree start to grow, for watching her friend Margaret go crazy with spring cleaning, and for going on the school trip to Plimoth Plantation. Clementine is ready for Ye Olden Times, but she isn't so sure about surviving lunch there-the fourth graders have strict rules about no eating

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For Clementine, spring is a really big deal. It's the time for seeing her apple tree start to grow, for watching her friend Margaret go crazy with spring cleaning, and for going on the school trip to Plimoth Plantation. Clementine is ready for Ye Olden Times, but she isn't so sure about surviving lunch there-the fourth graders have strict rules about no eating sounds. (What is snicking, anyway? ) If that wasn't enough, Clementine also faces the challenges of learning Olive-language and surviving The Cloud on Bus 7.

Hearing the pilgrim lady talk about why she made the long journey from England makes Clementine think about rules. Who makes them, and what do they mean to the people who have to live with them? Today Clementine has to decide which rules are made to be broken.

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In her sixth book, changes continue for Clementine: her mother's belly is growing bigger, the fourth graders continue their reign of terror over the lunchroom (no crunching of any food!), neighbor Margaret's mother is getting married again, the third grade is going to Plimoth Plantation (and has to eat with the fourth graders!), and new girl Olive is stealing some of our heroine's thunder. Add to that the mystery of the ungodly stench on Bus 7 (which is assigned to Clementine's class for the field trip) and we have classic Clementine. Not only does she solve the mystery of the smelly bus but she also figures out why fussy Margaret is so neurotic and realizes that a new student might be a new friend. Clementine's voice is growing more sophisticated as she gets older, but it's still true to her age and her fans' ages, too. When Margaret finally agrees to join the rebellion and almost crunch her food, Clementine's description is hilarious: "Margaret's bite sounded like a moth's footstep. It sounded like a moth's footstep if the moth was crossing a carpet. And wearing socks." Clementine's family, too, is the kind that readers will want to be a part of-they take care of and love one another without being cloying. robin l. smith—Horn Book
Children's Literature - Kim Harris Thacker
In this, the sixth installment of the "Clementine" series, the ever-hilarious Clementine, her third grade classmates, and the fourth graders at her school embark on an adventure aboard the famously stinky Bus Seven to Plimoth Plantation. At this historical site, Clementine learns that unjust laws drove the Pilgrims to rebellion. This information inspires Clementine to rebel against a silly rule a group of older bullies have forced their peers to obey all year. Her bravery inspires others, leads her to act more and more independently, and helps her to make an important decision that both satisfies her sense of justice and gives her environmentally-conscious mother yet another reason to feel very proud of her. This charming chapter book was written by a prolific author of children's book and illustrated by a Caldecott honor-winning artist. Because this story prompts thoughtful discussion and touches upon historical events, it is perfect for teachers to read to their students. Reviewer: Kim Harris Thacker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423123576
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Series:
Clementine Series , #6
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,313,190
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Sara Pennypacker (www.sarapennypacker.com) was a painter before becoming a writer, and has two absolutely fabulous children who are now grown. She has written several books, including Clementine, The Talented Clementine, Clementine's Letter, Clementine, Friend of the Week, and Clementine and the Family Meeting, all illustrated by Marla Frazee. She grew up in Massachusetts and now divides her time between Cape Cod and St. Petersburg, Florida.

Marla Frazee (www.marlafrazee.com) illustrated all of the books in the Clementine series. She is the author/illustrator of The Boss Baby; Walk On!; Santa Claus, the World's Number One Toy Expert; Roller Coaster, and Boot and Shoe. She is also a two time Caldecott Honoree, for All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, and her own A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever . Marla works in a small backyard cabin under an avocado tree in Pasadena, California.

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Clementine and the Spring Trip 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read all the books but this is the best one yet!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always loved these books and the new one came out today omg ilysm clemintine!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My teacher at Verner in 3 grade. Mrs.Lavender read it to my class she made it sound like.it was happening right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago