Structure, Strengths, Strategies and Stretching: Clementine’s Letter

Friday, July 18, 2008.

Clementine's LetterAuthor: Sara Pennypacker
Illustrator: Marla Frazee (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Hyperion (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0786838841

In the voice of a creative and easily distracted third grader and brimming with insight and humour, this clever and thoroughly entertaining novel is as touching as it is funny as it is educational.

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Comment by Whitney Hoffman

July 18, 2008 @ 8:57 pm

Thanks so much for reviewing these books! Boys are now 10 and 13 but we read them a while ago- a fun series of books for kids!
ithink every kid goes through times where they don’t feel like they fit in, and I think kids will identify with Clementine’s individuality. That’s why I love these books so much! Creativity unleashed.

Comment by christine tripp

July 23, 2008 @ 8:03 am

I’ve read Clementine (have not read this one, must run out and get it, thank you:) Based on the first book though, I must admit that I found the Junie B. Jones series had a much more real voice and was truely, LOL, funny. Clementine is a natural step up, for children who have graduated from grade one to grade three and are ready for a more “novelish” book approach. I did enjoy the stories and the art, though, for me, it would take a heck of a writer and illustrator to compare to the team of Barbara Parks and Denise Brunkus.

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