The Talented Clementine

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Hyperion Book Ch, Apr 1, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
218 Reviews
Winner or washout?
When it comes to tackling third grade, Clementine is at the top of her game--okay, so maybe not all the time.  After her teacher announces that the third and fourth graders will be putting on a talent show, Clementine panics.  She doesn't sing or dance or play an instrument.  She can't even hop with finesse.  And as if she didn't feel bad enough, her perfect best friend, Margaret, has so many talents, she has to alphabetize them to keep them straight…

As the night of the big "Talent-palooza" draws closer, Clementine is desperate for an act, any act.  But the unexpected talent she demonstrates at the show surprises everyone--most of all herself.
 This Clementine sequel is sure to bring the house down!

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And of course Marla Frazee's illustrations are great. - Goodreads
Loved the illustrations too, especially the principal. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed the illustrations; they helped a lot. - Goodreads

Review: The Talented Clementine (Clementine #2)

User Review  - Madison Snow - Goodreads

Clementine is a spunky, young girl with a great sense of humor. Her intrigue for subjects and questions humored me throughout the book. The cover showing Clementine makes the book look inviting for a ... Read full review

Review: The Talented Clementine (Clementine #2)

User Review  - Victoria Long - Goodreads

This is such a humorous book and Clementine will keep you chuckling. Her thoughts are relatable, but the wittiness and clever remarks keep you entertained. Clementine struggles with finding a talent ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Sara Pennypacker is the author of the award-winning, "New York Times" bestselling Clementine chapter-book series as well as the picture books "Pierre in Love" and "Sparrow Girl". She lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Marla Frazee has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including "All the World" by Liz Garton Scanlon, which received a 2010 Caldecott Honor; "Everywhere Babies" by Susan Meyers; and "Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild!" by Mem Fox; as well as her own The Boss Baby"; Walk On!"; Roller Coaster"; "Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert"; and "A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever", which received a 2009 Caldecott Honor. She is also the illustrator of the bestselling Clementine chapter book series by Sara Pennypacker. She lives with her family in Pasadena, California. Visit her at