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Sara Pennypacker - Author

About the Author

Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine books, was a painter before becoming a writer and has two absolutely fabulous children who are grown now. She has written several books, including Stewart’s Cape and Stewart Goes to School, both illustrated by Martin Matje, and Dumbstruck. When she was in school, she never had any problem at all paying attention. Okay, fine. That last part was about somebody else. Sara lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Here in the Real World

Here in the Real World

Author: Sara Pennypacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

From the author of the highly acclaimed, bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere, ideal for readers aged 9-12. Ware can't wait to spend summer 'off in his own world' and generally being left alone. But then his parents sign him up for dreaded Rec camp, where he must endure Meaningful Social Interaction and whatever activities so-called 'normal' kids do. On his first day Ware meets Jolene, a tough, secretive girl planting a garden in the rubble of an abandoned church next to the camp. Soon Ware starts skipping Rec, creating a castle-like space of his own in the church lot. Jolene scoffs, calling him a dreamer - he doesn't live in the 'real world' like she does. As different as Ware and Jolene are, though, they have one thing in common: for them, the lot is a refuge. And when their sanctuary is threatened, Ware vows to save the lot. But what does a hero look like in real life? And what can two misfit kids do?

Pax

Pax

Author: Sara Pennypacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

The moving story of the extraordinary friendship between a boy and his fox and their epic journey to be reunited. Beautifully illustrated by multi-award winner, Jon Klassen. Now available in Paperback! Pax was only a kit when his family was killed and he was rescued by 'his boy', Peter. Now the country is at war and when his father enlists, Peter has no choice but to move in with his grandfather. Far worse than leaving home is the fact that he has to leave Pax behind. But before Peter spends even one night under his grandfather's roof he sneaks out into the night, determined to find his beloved friend. This is the story of Peter, Pax, and their journeys back to each other as war rampages throughout the country. A profound and moving story with stunning illustrations by award-winning illustrator, Jon Klassen, 'Pax' is destined to become a classic in the vein of 'Charlotte's Web' and 'Watership Down'.

Waylon! One Awesome Thing

Waylon! One Awesome Thing

Author: Sara Pennypacker Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Pax

Pax

Author: Sara Pennypacker Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2016

A moving story of the extraordinary friendship between a boy and his fox, and their epic journey to be reunited. Pax was only a kit when his family was killed and he was rescued by 'his boy', Peter. Now the country is at war and when his father enlists, Peter has no choice but to move in with his grandfather. Far worse than leaving home is the fact that he has to leave Pax behind. But before Peter spends even one night under his grandfather's roof he sneaks out into the night, determined to find his beloved friend. This is the story of Peter, Pax, and their journeys back to each other as war rampages throughout the country. A profound and moving story destined to become a classic in the vein of 'Charlotte's Web' and 'Watership Down'.

Pax

Pax

Author: Sara Pennypacker Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2016

A moving story of the extraordinary friendship between a boy and his fox, and their epic journey to be reunited. Beautifully illustrated by multi-award winner, Jon Klassen. Pax was only a kit when his family was killed and he was rescued by `his boy', Peter. Now the country is at war and when his father enlists, Peter has no choice but to move in with his grandfather. Far worse than leaving home is the fact that he has to leave Pax behind. But before Peter spends even one night under his grandfather's roof he sneaks out into the night, determined to find his beloved friend. This is the story of Peter, Pax, and their journeys back to each other as war rampages throughout the country. A profound and moving story with stunning illustrations by award-winning illustrator, Jon Klassen, `Pax' is destined to become a classic in the vein of `Charlotte's Web' and `Watership Down'.

Meet the Dullards

Meet the Dullards

Author: Sara Pennypacker Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2015

In the tradition of The Stupids, Meet the Dullards is a clever and irreverent picture book about a comically boring family, from bestselling author Sara Pennypacker and illustrator Daniel Salmieri. Their home is boring. Their food is plain. Their lives are monotonous. And Mr. and Mrs. Dullard like it that way. But their children-Blanda, Borely, and Little Dud-have other ideas...Never has dullness been so hilarious than in this deadpan, subversive tale.

Summer of the Gypsy Moths

Summer of the Gypsy Moths

Author: Sara Pennypacker Format: eBook Release Date: 09/07/2013

From Clementine author Sara Pennypacker, this is a poignant middle-grade novel about two foster children who must find a way to work together in order to survive.Eleven-year-old Stella misses her (unreliable) mom, but she loves it at great-aunt Louise's house. Louise lives on Cape Cod, where Stella hopes her mom will someday come and settle down. The only problem? Angel, the foster kid Louise has taken in. The two girls live together but there's no way they'll ever be friends.Then Louise suddenly passes away one morningand Stella and Angel decide not to tell anyone. Now they have to depend on each other for survival. Now they are forced to trust each other with the biggest secret ever.With great empathy and humor, Sara Pennypacker tells the story of two very different girls who unexpectedly become each other's true family.

Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery

Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery

Author: Sara Pennypacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2011

Join everybody's favourite flat boy for another magical adventure - It's Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley. The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery Flat Stanley is back! Ever since Stanley was flattened by a bulletin board, there are places he can get to that no one else can. So when Stanley receives a letter from an archaeologist, he travels by airmail to Egypt to help find an ancient treasure deep in the heart of a great pyramid. But what if even the flattest boy on earth can't wriggle out of this dark tomb - and the terrible mess he finds himself in? Jeff Brown's world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print.

Flat Stanley: The Japanese Ninja Surprise

Flat Stanley: The Japanese Ninja Surprise

Author: Sara Pennypacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2011

Join everybody's favourite flat boy for another magical adventure - It's Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley. The Japanese Ninja Surprise Stanley and his brother, Arthur, are such huge fans of the ninja movie star Oda Nobu that they decide to send him something even better than fan mail - Stanley himself! Soon enough, Flat Stanley is in Japan, seeing the country with his idol. But when trouble surprises them, it will take real hero to save the day. But whoever heard of a flat ninja? Jeff Brown's world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print.

Clementine, Friend of the Week

Clementine, Friend of the Week

Author: Sara Pennypacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2010

Clementine has been picked for Friend of the Week, which means she gets to be line leader, collect the milk money, and feed the fish. Even better, she'll get a Friend of the Week booklet in which all the other third grade kids will write why they like her. Clementine's best friend, Margaret, has all sorts of crazy ideas for how Clementine can prove to the class she is a friend. Clementine has to get a great booklet, so she does what Margaret says. What begins as one of the best weeks ever may turn out to be the worst. Who knew that being a friend could be so hard?

Clementine's Letter

Clementine's Letter

Author: Sara Pennypacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2009

Clementine is convinced that her new teacher is secretly hypnotising all the students in her class. How else do you explain a bunch of kids sitting frozen like statues? With her old teacher leaving, Clementine fears that no one will understand her anymore and that she'll always be in trouble. Can she stop him from leaving? Can she get the new teacher to accept her? Or is life as a statue inevitable?

Clementine

Clementine

Author: Sara Pennypacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2009

Clementine seems to be constantly in trouble...Firstly, for cutting off Margaret's hair - don't they know she was just trying to help? Secondly, for not paying attention in class - just because she's paying attention to something other than maths, doesn't mean she's not paying attention! And thirdly, for the Black Hole, which is her bedroom - it's not like she means to lose things there, that's just the nature of the Black Hole! Perhaps it's time for Clementine to change...or perhaps not!

Stuart's Cape

Stuart's Cape

Author: Sara Pennypacker Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2005

Stuart's got problems...It's raining. He's bored.And worst of all, he's new in town.So he's got a lot to worry about.But what does a kid like Stuart need in order to have an adventure? A cape, of course.

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