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