The Utterly Complete Clarice Bean Collection (Slipcase paperback edition) by Lauren Child
  

The Utterly Complete Clarice Bean Collection (Slipcase paperback edition)

Written by Lauren Child

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One of the most delightful and quirky characters of modern fiction. Clarice Bean’s views on her family, school, her friends and much more are all wittily described in the frankly written stories she tells about herself. Clarice is defined by her big family, “I’m not an only child, but sometimes I wish I was. My family is six people, which is sometimes too many.” These stories about Clarice brilliantly capture the small but seemingly hugely important ups and downs of childhood. Beautifully produced and fully illustrated in black and white, each book is a treat and gathered together in an attractive slipcase they make a perfect present.

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The Utterly Complete Clarice Bean Collection (Slipcase paperback edition) by Lauren Child

In Utterly Me, Clarice Bean, when mysterious things start to happen, Clarice Bean finds it hard to concentrate ...especially as her best friend, Betty Moody, is nowhere to be seen. In Clarice Bean Spells Trouble, Clarice Bean might just be able to get out of a dreaded spelling bee by landing a starring role in the school musical. But when the naughtiest boy in class has a family problem, she does something utterly unexpected. In Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now, Clarice Bean has a list of worries, such as Worry No. 9: largish spiders. But lately, she's been more concerned with Worry No. 3: change, and how it sometimes comes along when you least expect it.

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

Author

Lauren Child
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

3rd September 2009

ISBN

9781408304686

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