Clementine's Letter (Clementine Series #3) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Clementine's Letter (Clementine Series #3) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee
     
 

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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.  See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4

Clementine and Mr. D'Matz, her third grade teacher, are finally "in sync." But now he's a finalist in a contest and will be spending the entire week with the Adventures for Teachers Committee and, if he wins, he will go on a research trip to Egypt and miss the entire school year. Clementine comes up with a plan to make sure Mr. D'Matz doesn't win that prize when the principal asks the children to write nomination letters. Everything from Clementine's wacky vegetable nicknames for her brother to the dizzying array of colors at the art supply store makes Sara Pennypacker's book (Hyperion, 2008) a kid-friendly celebration of words. Jessica Almasy does a nice job of capturing Clementine's young, enthusiastic voice. A fun listen for Clementine fans.-Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT

Kirkus Reviews
Clementine's only just "getting the hang of third grade"-she hasn't been sent to Principal Rice's office for a whole week-when her world turns upside-down: Her beloved Teacher is a finalist for an Adventures for Teachers award, and if he wins, he'll be gone for the rest of the year. As it is, he's absent for a week to prepare, and life with his substitute does not go well. Mrs. Nagel doesn't know any of the tricks Teacher did that helped to keep Clementine "in sync" with the classroom, so when Principal Rice asks the children to write letters of nomination to the award committee, Clementine sees her opportunity to sabotage his success. Pennypacker and Frazee have this latter-day Ramona down to a T, her distinctive voice and unruly curls happily unblunted by familiarity. The great success of this outing, however, lies in the warmth of the relationship between Clementine and Teacher, whose humane and sympathetic understanding of his admittedly difficult scholar will strike a welcome chord with readers, especially those out-of-sync students and their teachers. (Fiction. 7-11)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606105781
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Series:
Clementine Series, #3
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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