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Clarice Bean, Scram!: The Story of How We Got Our Dog

Clarice Bean, Scram!: The Story of How We Got Our Dog

Current price: $18.99
Publication Date: April 11th, 2023
The Winchester Book Gallery
2 on hand, as of Feb 21 8:37pm
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When a stray dog follows Clarice Bean home, she decides it’s up to her to take care of him. Now all she has to do is figure out how to keep him a secret from the rest of the family . . .

Nothing ever happens
except for sometimes.

And only on rare-ish occasions,
which is hardly ever.

It is sweltering hot, and Clarice Bean is bored, and boredom can lead to trouble, and trouble can lead to people getting very mad at you. Not good when the person who’s mad at you is your sister and she has the thing you want most of all: a pair of roller skates.

How can Clarice make things right when there’s this dog who won’t stop following her around? Doesn’t he have a home of his own to go to? She's told him to scram, but he just won’t listen. Find out in this story from the inimitable Lauren Child of falling out with a sister, falling in with a dog, and doing everything wrong, only to find you’ve got everything right.

About the Author

Lauren Child is the author-illustrator of many picture books, including The New Small Person, Absolutely One Thing, and A Dog with Nice Ears, as well as the Charlie and Lola, Ruby Redfort, and Clarice Bean series. She has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. Lauren Child lives in London.

Praise for Clarice Bean, Scram!: The Story of How We Got Our Dog

A superbly illustrated, slyly funny story of a four-legged family secret.
– The Guardian (UK)