Clementine's Letter

Clementine's Letter

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Clementine's beloved teacher, Mr. D'Matz might be leaving for the rest of the year to go on a research trip to Egypt. The only solution, she decides, is to hatch a plan to get Mr. D'Matz back even if it means ruining his once-in-a-lifetime chance.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, [2008], ©2008
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780786838844
Branch Call Number: FICTION Pen
Description: 150 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Audience: Ages 7-10
Additional Contributors: Frazee, Marla


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May 19, 2019

Clementine is so funny. My mom read it as a family read-aloud and we all enjoyed it. :)

Feb 15, 2018

This 3rd episode of the Clementine series does not disappoint. Note to all parents: if your 3rd grader is asking you how to spell "menace to society" when completing a homework assignment, you might want to investigate. Just saying. Love, love, love the way we see inside Clementine's very active 8-year-old self and listen to her inner voice. She is not the sum of her actions and it is heartwarming to see the adults in her life taking time to understand why she does what she does.

Sep 03, 2014

When I first started reading this book, I began to form a negative opinion. This was due to the author throwing in a couple of too mature references such as Clemetine's drawing of "outlaws drinking beer in a saloon" and how her teacher's name could sound like two curse words. But once past those parts, the character of clementine really drew me in. She is quirky, energetic, and impulsive.
The bulk of the book is about Clementine being angry because her teacher may be going to Egypt, leaving the classroom in the hands of a substitute.
I love the fact that Clementine grows as a person throughout the book. She learns a few good lessons about life and herself. She likes to be supportive of her parents and vice versa. I love how Clementine comes up with nicknames for her brother that are names of vegetables. I also love the fact that Clementine may get angry, but she eventually works out her problems by talking to someone.
Overall, Clementine and the others are wonderful characters. The book has some good things for elementary kids to think about. The illustrations are wonderful in their simplicity, very interesting, and help keep the book moving along nicely.
Would I recommend this book? YES

Oct 06, 2012

We love the Clementine series. Used it as a read aloud to our Grade 1. I enjoyed reading it just as much as our child enjoyed listening to it.

CaraMira Jul 26, 2008

As usual Sara Pennypacker delivers a home run with this book. Clementine is her usual glorious self. You can't help but fall in love with her. Great book for any age!!


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May 29, 2014

yuancz thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 12

yellow_lion_354 Aug 04, 2012

yellow_lion_354 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jul 27, 2012

Monet1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 10

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violet_dog_2355 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 10

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StratfordLibrary Oct 28, 2010

Clementine thinks that her grade-three teacher, Mr. D’Matz is the best ever, but when he is selected as one of the finalists in an “Adventures for Teachers” contest to go to Egypt on an archaeological dig, she realizes that she may lose him as her teacher if he wins. At the same time, Clementine is supposed to write a letter to the contest committee to recommend Mr. D’Matz! What should she do?


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