Clementine's Letter by Sara PennypackerClementine's Letter by Sara Pennypacker

Clementine's Letter

bySara PennypackerIllustratorMarla Frazee

Hardcover | April 1, 2008

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Clementine can''t believe her ears ? her beloved teacher, Mr. D''Matz, might be leaving them for the rest of the year to go on a research trip to Egypt! No other teacher has ever understood her impulsiveness, her itch to draw constantly, or her need to play "Beat the Clock" when the day feels too long. And in his place, he''s left a substitute with a whole new set of rules that Clementine just can''t figure out. The only solution, she decides, is to hatch a plan to get Mr. D''Matz back. If it means ruining her teacher''s once-in-a-lifetime chance -- well, it''s worth it. Isn''t it?
Sara Pennypackeris also the author ofClementineandThe Talented Clementine.She has written several other books, includingStuart''s CapeandStuart Goes to School,both illustrated by Martin Matje; andDumbstruck. Shewas a painter before becoming a writer, and has two absolutely fabulous children who are grown now. Sara lives in Cape Cod, Ma...
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Title:Clementine's LetterFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:160 pages, 8 X 5.75 X 0.61 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 8 X 5.75 X 0.61 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:Hyperion Books for ChildrenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0786838841

ISBN - 13:9780786838844

Appropriate for ages: 6

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Editorial Reviews

Irrepressible and delightful Clementine is back. She is enjoying third grade she is in sync with her teacher, Mr. D''Matz, and is rarely sent to speak with Principal Rice, a major accomplishment in her school life. Then Mr. D''Matz is selected as one of three finalists for an Adventures for Teachers archaeological dig in Egypt and leaves for a week to meet with the committee. Clementine is distraught to learn that if chosen as the winner, he will be gone for the rest of the school year. When the substitute arrives, Clementine learns that she has to follow completely different rules. The next week is not an easy one for the child as she adjusts to Mrs. Nagel, worries about losing Mr. D''Matz, copes with her everyday life as an impulsive eight-year-old, and frets about the letter she is supposed to write to the prize committee about her teacher. Through it all, she shines with a vibrant spirit that can never be completely extinguished, even when she is feeling down. Frazee''s pen-and-ink drawings perfectly capture Clementine''s personality and her world.-SLJ