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Description - Clarice Bean Spells Trouble by Lauren Child

There are so many things in life you can't explain. Like why isn't YOU spelt U? Why isn't WHY spelt Y? And why can just opening your mouth get you into some very BIG trouble? Clarice Bean is in non-stop trouble these days - almost as much as Karl Wrenbury, and he is the naughtiest boy in school. Clarice just wants to star in the school play and impress Mrs Wilberton in the spelling bee, but things aren't quite going to plan ...'Witty and charming. We can't get enough of Clarice Bean.' - Independent

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841219202
ISBN-10: 1841219207
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 149mm x 20mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Orchard Books
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Clarice Bean Spells Trouble by Lauren Child

US Kirkus Review » As utterly herself as ever, Clarice Bean Tuesday returns, to chatter on while riding an emotional roller coaster to close out her school year. Along with wondering what's up with classmate Karl Wrenbury (who's acting out in response to family problems), and earning a suspension by taking the rap for one of his misdeeds, she has many more issues. She frets about an upcoming spelling bee; continues to dote on her book/TV heroine Ruby Redfort; ruminates on what it takes to be a good writer; gets and loses the role of Liesl in a class production of The Sound of Music; and records typically droll doings in her extended family, along with encounters with teachers good and bad-her regular one, Mrs. Wilberton, being a painfully vivid example of the latter. Child kicks Clarice Bean's already vivacious narrative up a notch with lots of small, quick ink sketches, typeface changes and polysyllabic study words (some of them made up), then closes on a delirious high note as Clarice unexpectedly lands a bit part opposite Ruby Redfort herself. Judy Moody and Junie B. Jones fans will happily dive into the observations of this "exceptionordinarily" entertaining middle-grader. (Fiction. 8-10) (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Lauren Child

Lauren Child is a multi award-winning, bestselling writer and artist whose books are known and loved the world over. She is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola. Since her first book was published in 1999, Lauren has sold over 3 million books in 19 languages worldwide. Her many awards include the prestigious Kate Greenaway Prize for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Lauren loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourite things include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being picked up from the airport.

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