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Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream

By Jenny Han (Hardcover Book, 2011)
Clara Lee knows exactly what she likes: her best friends, her grandpa, kimchi, candy necklaces, and her dream of becoming the next Little Miss Apple Pie.

Clara Lee knows exactly what she doesn't like: when her little sister is being annoying, her mom's fish soup, bad dreams (but Grandpa says they mean good luck), and speaking in front of lots of people (but she'll have to do it for the pageant).

After a bad dream, will Clara Lee's luck change for the better? Can she overcome her fear of speaking in public and win Little Miss Apple Pie?
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $14.99 US/$16.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316070386

    • On Sale Date: 01/04/2011

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Clara Lee knows exactly what she likes: her best friends, her grandpa, kimchi, candy necklaces, and her dream of becoming the next Little Miss Apple Pie.

Clara Lee knows exactly what she doesn't like: when her little sister is being annoying, her mom's fish soup, bad dreams (but Grandpa says they mean good luck), and speaking in front of lots of people (but she'll have to do it for the pageant).

After a bad dream, will Clara Lee's luck change for the better? Can she overcome her fear of speaking in public and win Little Miss Apple Pie?

Jenny Han grew up in Richmond, Virginia and went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She moved to NYC for graduate school and received her MFA in Writing for Children at the New School. She currently lives in Brooklyn and works part-time as a school librarian. Her debut novel Shug was published in 2006, and The Summer I Turned Pretty in Spring 2009.

Julia Kuo grew up in Chatsworth, California. After studying illustration and marketing at Washington University in St. Louis, she started working as a greeting card designer at American Greetings, where she still works while moonlighting as an illustrator. She currently lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
  • Praise for Shug:
    "This new author bears watching." (School Library Journal).

  • "Han's well-crafted first novel captures the aching hurt of exclusion in middle school, and the acute pain of vicious teasing. Shug's direct, honest narration reveals a wholly believable, endearing, hot-tempered young woman who faces painful truths and survives." (Booklist).

  • "Han's heartfelt first novel persuasively expresses the woes of Annemarie 'Shug' Wilcox during her first year of junior high." (Publishers Weekly).

  • Praise for The Summer I Turned Pretty:
    An ALA Best Books for Young Adults selection

    * "Han's novel offers plenty of summertime drama to keep readers looking forward to the next installment." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • * "Romantic and heartbreakingly real." (School Library Journal, starred review).

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Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $14.99 US/$16.99 CAN
  • Pages: 160
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316070386
  • On Sale Date: 01/04/2011
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream