Utterly Me, Clarice Bean (audio CD) by Lauren Child
  

Utterly Me, Clarice Bean (audio CD)

Written by Lauren Child
Part of the Clarice Bean Series

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Moving beyond her family but using all her witty powers of observation, Clarice Bean fills her first novel with an account of her life outside home and especially inside school. She describes her teacher and classmates, including her UTTERLY best friend Betty Moody. How Clarice and Betty moody set about trying to win the prize for the best book project is hilarious. Why not check out Lauren’s author page on Lovereading4kids. Enjoy this story even more with the accompanying audio CD.

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Utterly Me, Clarice Bean (audio CD) by Lauren Child

Lauren Child's best-selling first novel, introducing Clarice Bean to a whole new audience. The sparkling text revisits Clarice's wacky family with humour and verve, and introduces Ruby Redfort, ace girl detective and star of Clarice's favourite books. Ruby is always going on exciting adventures, but all Clarice gets to do is go to the local shop on her own! So she and her best friend, Betty Moody, decide to do their school project on the Ruby Redfort books, and suddenly they start finding mysteries everywhere.

Why are all the coats on the wrong hooks at school and where has grandad disappeared to? Read by Claire Skinner, with wit, sensitivity and passion.

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A lively illustrated read -- Sarah Forbes * We Love This Book *

About the Author

Lauren Child

The Children's Laureate

Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since published many bestselling and awardwinning books, including those featuring the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success.

In December 2008 she was named as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, and was awarded an MBE in 2009.

Lauren Child is the 10th Waterstones Children's Laureate. Of the role she said, “I want to inspire children to believe in their own creative potential, to make their own stories and drawings and ignite in them the delight of reading for pleasure. In an increasingly fast paced world, children need the freedom to dream and imagine; to enjoy reading, drawing and telling their own stories without value judgement or restraint”.

The role of Children's Laureate is awarded every two years to an author or illustrator of children’s books to “celebrate outstanding achievement in their field and recognise the important contribution children’s literature makes to cultural life”. Child’s tenure will run until June 2019, which will mark 20 years since the post was inaurgurated by Quentin Blake and since Child published her first book.

Child revealed that that Blake was a huge inspiration to her. “When I was little, it never occurred to me to think of authors and illustrators as actual human beings," she said. "Then I saw Quentin on television live drawing on “Jackanory”, so he became a real-life illustrator to me and that made it something it was possible to become.”

Other previous post-holders include Anne Fine, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Rosen and Malorie Blackman.

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Format

Cd-audio
Running Time: 110 minutes

Author

Lauren Child
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Author's Website

www.milkmonitor.com/

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Publisher

Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

2nd July 2009

ISBN

9781843626817

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