Utterly Me, Clarice Bean by Lauren Child, Lauren Child

Utterly Me, Clarice Bean

Written by Lauren Child, Lauren Child
Part of the Clarice Bean Series

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An utterly special 10th anniversary edition beautifully designed in hardback with a full colour cloth binding of the very first Clarice Bean novel complete with stunning slipcase. A package to truly treasure.

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.


Utterly Me, Clarice Bean by Lauren Child, Lauren Child

Utterly Me, the very first Clarice Bean novel by Lauren Child, is ten years old. To celebrate, Orchard Books have created this beautifully-produced gift edition with a slipcase. The linen-bound hardback book contains never-seen-before sketches and a note from the author. This utterly special edition is the perfect gift for Clarice Bean fans young and old. 'An utterly fantastic book.' The Sunday Times 'Feisty and free-wheeling. Hilarious and irresistible.' The Financial Times 'Packed with life and fun and fabulous to look at.' The Bookseller


Fans of Child's irrepressible, impulsive picture-book heroine--as well as rids who have not yet had the pleasure of making her acquaintance--will devour her first chapter-book adventure.

About the Author

Lauren Child has sold over 3 million books worldwide and is considered one of the most talented children's book author/illustrators working today. She won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Lauren loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourites include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being met at the airport.

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192 pages


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Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

4th October 2012




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