Utterly Me, Clarice Bean by Lauren Child
  

Utterly Me, Clarice Bean

Written by Lauren Child
Part of the Clarice Bean Series

7+ readers   
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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 to see what other Clarice Bean titles there are, both picture books for the 3+ year old and Lauren’s novels featuring Clarice for 7+ year olds.

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Utterly Me, Clarice Bean by Lauren Child

When someone steals the winner's trophy for the school book project, Clarice emulates Ruby Redfort, ace girl detective and star of Clarice's favourite books.

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Quirky, funny and brilliantly illustrated. (tBk's Top 40 Children's Books) * tBk Magazine * Essential reading for all savvy girls... great fun. * Angels & Urchins * Lauren Child's earlier creation - schoolgirl Clarice Bean - is arguably her greatest. * Sunday Express * Child can make you laugh and cry at virtually every page. * Big Issue (Giles Andreae) * A lively illustrated read -- Sarah Forbes * We Love This Book * The delightfully wacky Clarice Bean is the star of this absorbing story bubbling with exuberance and vitality. * Good Book Guide *

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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Paperback
192 pages

Author

Lauren Child
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Author's Website

www.milkmonitor.com/

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Publisher

Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

3rd July 2003

ISBN

9781843623045

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