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Publisher's Summary

When her best friend and neighbor, Margaret, comes to her with a problem, Clementine goes to many lengths to help her friend. This sets off a rollicking adventure-filled week that finds Clementine getting into and out of further trouble, while learning valuable life lessons.

In Clementine, Sara Pennypacker has created a precocious red-headed third-grader who will be instantly loved by young audiences.

©2006 Sarah Pennybacker (P)2007 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

  • Audie Award Winner, Children's Titles - Ages 8 - 11, 2008

"A sweet family life...serves as the foundation for the story, which charts a tough week for Clementine, involving badly cut (and marker-dyed) hair, trouble with the principal, and a spat with a best friend." (Child magazine)
"Fans of Judy Moody will welcome this portrait of another funny, independent third-grader." (Publishers Weekly)

What listeners say about Clementine

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Outstanding!

This was one of the best children's books I've read in a long time. My daughters (ages 5 and 7) love the creative heroine. And this mom loved the creativity of the author! Can't wait for more.

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One credit for a 1.5 hr book!?

My daughter loved this story and wants me to buy her more Clementine stories. Normally, I'd have given a children’s book my kids really like 5 stars. But the Clementine series of audio books are outrageously pricey.

To purchase the 13.5-hour Clementine series, as my daughter would like, I’d have to spend 7 credits or $62.84 to purchase 7 audio books that average less than 2 hours in length. That’s nuts.

For comparison, I purchased the entire 19-hour Ramona Quimby series for a single credit. My daughter also loved those books and I liked them better.

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A great book

Such a great book for girls 7-11. Such a great storyline and easy to follow

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Wow

I recommend for people to read this book it's so good and so short!
So u read this book anytime

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Clementine is my kind of kid

If you could sum up Clementine in three words, what would they be?

Spunky, ingenious, lovable.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration makes Clementine pop out of the audio book and become part of the family. Clementine is so cute! It reminds me of myself and my children. A joyful listen, full of giggles

Which scene was your favorite?

Ok, fine. (You'll understand when you listen)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! I cleaned house, made dinner, knitted and giggled the whole while. So did my family. Very cute.

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9yr old girl loves it!

My daughter has a hard time reading- but can sit and listen to a book all day! She has listened to this story over and over again and continues to find it entertaining and humor filled.

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captivated grandaughter

The story was creative, fun and upbeat. My granddaughter loved it. it made a 2 hour trip go by without saying "are we there yet".

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Great for sleeping and naps

You would never know how much you can get done while your little one is lissonig to a book

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Great book for 1st-3rd graders!

My 7 year old daughter has listened to all the Clementine stories over and over again! I've listened to a lot of them with her and have always found them to be entertaing and appropriate for young children. The narrator is great and the recording is high quality...definitely a worthwhile purchase!

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Clementine Learns Hard Lessons

A bright, imaginative 3rd grader narrates her difficult week at school, home and with her best friend. Clementine has a problem with self control and paying attention, but her heart is in the right place. She and Margaret learn how to compromise in their friendship.

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