Clarice Bean spells trouble

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Scholastic Inc., 2007 - Authorship - 189 pages
Clarice Bean seems to be in nonstop trouble these days, almost as much as Karl Wrenbury, who is the naughtiest boy at school. If only she could be more like her favorite book character, Ruby Redfort, girl detective, who is very good at getting out of trouble. The problem is, Mrs. Wilberton is planning a spelling bee, and just thinking about it gives Clarice a stomachache. The good news is that there is also going to be a class performance of The Sound of Music, and Clarice is keen on landing a starring role, so she can get discovered by someone who spots child talents and escape spelling-bee humiliation. But when Karl Wrenbury has a family problem and gets into really big trouble, Clarice does something utterly unexpected, altruistically proving Ruby Redfort's maxim "Never let a good pal down."

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This is a charming story about friendship and never letting a good friend down. Clarice Bean always seems to be getting into trouble. Her teacher is planning a spelling bee and Clarice gets a tummy ... Read full review

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User Review  - asomers - LibraryThing

Clarice Bean has a very distinctive voice! Ms. Child's does an excellent job of capturing the thoughts and actions of Clarice Bean in a realistic way. Clarice and Clementine should get together and ... Read full review


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