"For Clementine, spring is a really big deal. It's the time for seeing her apple tree start to grow, for watching her friend Margaret go crazy with spring cleaning, and for going on the school trip to Plimoth Plantation. Clementine is ready for Ye Olden Times, but she isn't so sure about surviving lunch there-the fourth graders have strict rules about no eating sounds. (What is snicking, anyway? ) If that wasn't enough, Clementine also faces the challenges of learning Olive-language and surviving The Cloud on Bus 7. Hearing the pilgrim lady talk about why she made the long journey from England makes Clementine think about rules. Who makes them, and what do they mean to the people who have to live with them? Today Clementine has to decide which rules are made to be broken. "
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by Sara Pennypacker
by Margi Preus
by Estelle Laure
by David Ezra Stein
by Cynthia Lord
by Jennifer Allison
by Jenny Han
"Jessica Almasy completely inhabits Clementine, a precocious third grader and budding artist. In addition to expressing ClementineÕs generally upbeat nature, AlmasyÕs high tones and bouncy inflections capture the enthusiasm of the dynamic young protagonist as she flutters from one principle-inspired undertaking to the next. Diverse voices include chatter from ClementineÕs tireless school chums and the befitting English accent of the Pilgrim woman of Plimoth Plantation. AlmasyÕs changing pace reflects the chaos when the schoolchildren become frantic about riding on smelly Bus 7 as well as the calmer times as empathic Clementine helps her friend Margaret deal with the anxiety of facing the rules made by older kids. M.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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