- File Size: 20009 KB
- Print Length: 180 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (March 19, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 19, 2013
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BNMAT5A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,984 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Clementine Friend of the Week Kindle Edition
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|Age Level: 6 - 8|
|Grade Level: 1 - 3|
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About the Author
Sara Pennypacker (www.sarapennypacker.com) is the author of three previous Clementine books and Sparrow Girl, illustrated by Yoko Tanaka. She divides her time between Cambridge and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Marla Frazee (www.marlafrazee.com) has illustrated all of the Clementine books as well as many other popular titles. She was awarded a Caldecott Honor on two occasions, for All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, and for A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, which she also wrote. She lives in Pasadena, California, where she works in a small backyard cabin under an avocado tree. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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Sara Pennypacker is in the process of writing what may eventually be thought of as one of the best series for young readers in our time. Or she may evolve into someone who pounds out variations on the same formulaic plot. At this point, it is hard to tell. I am a great fan of these books and have read everyone of them to my daughters. This last one seemed to me to start to show signs that the author has perhaps stalled creatively.
So what is good about it? Clementine herself is funny, smart and very observant. My own girls love her and totally get her point of view. She is also remarkably kind-hearted. Combine that quality with her powers of observation and she always seems to know exactly the right thing to do to help people in the end.
I love her relationship with her brother. She refuses to call him by name. Instead she refers to him by an endless series of vegetable names. Her ability to never use the same name twice is awe-inspiring and displays a wry wit on the part of the author.
Another thing I like about the series is Clementine's friend Margaret. Margaret is a more complex character than Clementine and brings a sort of desperate self-assurance to every situation. I like the way Clementine regards her with both awe and annoyance. I think the author catches some of the nuances of the way young kids can be friends and occassional rivals.
Margaret and Clementine are really the center of the series. But Clementine's parents, Margaret's brother and especially Clementine's school principal all have their own charms and insights to offer.
And as mentioned by all the reviewers of the series the illustrations by Ms. Frazee are outstanding.
If you have young readers, especially girls, give this series a chance. I especially loved the second book, The Talented Clementine. But all of them are worth reading to and discussing with your young ones.
The narration on the audio CD by Jessica Almasy is fun and credibly done, and is unabridged on two CDs, and runs for 2 hours.
P.S. Since my last review, I purchased the book for my daughter and she has finished reading it. She loves the story! My daughter said, "There are plenty of good lessons in here mom!"
We download the "Kindle" version down through Safari from the amazon site. Once purchased, we update kindle (app) on her iPad and our cell phones for her to read wherever we are.