The Talented Clementine

The Talented Clementine Cover

The Talented Clementine

By Sara Pennypacker; Marla Frazee (Illustrator)

Hyperion Books for Children, Library Binding, 9780786838707, 137pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2007

Description
Winner or washout?
When it comes to tackling third grade, Clementine is at the top of her game-okay, so maybe not "all" the time. After her teacher announces that the third and fourth graders will be putting on a talent show, Clementine panics. She doesn't sing or dance or play an instrument. She can't even hop with finesse. And as if she didn't feel bad enough, her perfect best friend, Margaret, has so many talents, she has to alphebetize them to keep them straight
As the night of the big "Talent-palooza" draws closer, Clementine is desperate for an act, any act. But the unexpected talent she demonstrates at the show surprises everyone--most of all herself.
This next Clementine book is sure to bring the house down.


About the Author
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, illustrated by Marla Frazee;" Stuart's ""Cape"" "and Stuart Goes to School, both illustrated by Martin Matje, and Dumbstruck. Sara lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Marla Frazee did the illustrations for this books predecessor, Clementine. She is author/illustrator of Walk On!, Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert, and Roller Coaster. She is also the illustrator of The Seven Silly Eaters, Everywhere Babies, and a bunch of other books. Marla works in a small backyard cabin under an avocado tree in Pasadena, California.