Clementine's Letter

Clementine's Letter Cover

Clementine's Letter

By Sara Pennypacker; Marla Frazee (Illustrator)

Hyperion Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780786838844, 150pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008


Clementine can't believe her ears her beloved teacher, Mr. D'Matz, might be leaving them for the rest of the year to go on a research trip to Egypt! No other teacher has ever understood her impulsiveness, her itch to draw constantly, or her need to play "Beat the Clock" when the day feels too long. And in his place, he's left a substitute with a whole new set of rules that Clementine just can't figure out. The only solution, she decides, is to hatch a plan to get Mr. D'Matz back. If it means ruining her teacher's once-in-a-lifetime chance -- well, it's worth it. Isn't it?

About the Author
Sara Pennypacker is also the author of "Clementine" and "The Talented Clementine." She has written several other books, including "Stuart's Cape "and Stuart Goes to School, both illustrated by Martin Matje; and Dumbstruck. She was a painter before becoming a writer, and has two absolutely fabulous children who are grown now. Sara lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Marla Frazee illustrated the first two books in the "Clementine" series. She is the author and illustrator of many picture books as well, including "Walk On!," "Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert," and "Roller Coaster," and she illustrated "The Seven Silly Eaters "and" Everywhere Babies." She works in a small backyard cabin under an avocado tree in Pasadena, California.