Clementine and the Spring Trip (a Clementine Book)

Clementine and the Spring Trip (a Clementine Book)

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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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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 147 x 208 x 15mm | 277g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1423123573
  • 9781423123576
  • 610,693

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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"
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About Sara Pennypacker

Sara Pennypacker ( 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 lives there to this day. Marla Frazee ( illustrated the first five 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; and Roller Coaster. 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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1,232 ratings
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4 34% (422)
3 15% (187)
2 2% (30)
1 1% (13)
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