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Sep 13, 2022
| ISBN 9781536223651
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Sep 13, 2022 | ISBN 9781536223651 | Middle Grade (8-12)
With the help of Lauren Child’s wit and visual humor, Clarice Bean kindles the holiday spirit in a full-color illustrated novel perfect for family sharing—and certain to be a keeper.Christmas cannot be Christmas without the Christmas spirit, so it is important to keep an eye on it and not let it float away.Clarice Bean loves Christmas, and she’s determined to spread tidings of joy in every possible way. That means making cards to send the neighbors, no matter how unfriendly; assisting a friend in need; stepping in at the Christmas concert; and helping out at home. But as hard as Clarice tries to spread the good cheer, it becomes clear that this holiday season will look different for the Tuesday family. Mom and Dad are too exhausted to even think of hosting their usual big gathering, decorating the tree turns into an evening of calamities, and the dog eats the turkey. But as they say, good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Maybe Clarice’s creative problem-solving—and some surprise help—can inspire the Tuesdays to embrace the holiday mishaps and enjoy a day better than anyone imagined! Lauren Child’s beloved Clarice Bean is back—in a singular celebration of family, joy, and Christmas spirit.
On nearly every page, Child’s effervescent mix of sketches and collages stylishly records highs and low on the way to a satisfying, climactic gathering. . . A warm and bustling Christmas story: “exceptionordinarily” joyful.—Kirkus Reviews
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