The Talented Clementine

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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 is the author of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Clementine series, the acclaimed novel Summer of the Gypsy Moths, and the picture books Meet the Dullards, Pierre in Love, and Sparrow Girl. She divides her time between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Florida. You can visit her online at www.sarapennypacker.com.

MARLA FRAZEE has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, some of which she also wrote.Her picture bookA Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Everwas named a Caldecott Honor Book. She is also the author andillustrator of Walk On! A Guide for Babies of All Ages;Santa Claus, the World's Number One Toy Expert; Roller Coaster; and Hush, LittleBaby. Sheis theillustrator of Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman, Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild by Mem Fox, and more. Marla Frazee livesin Pasadena, California. Visit her website at www.marlafrazee.com.