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Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream

By Jenny Han (Electronic Book, 2014)
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: Electronic Book

    • Price: $5.99 US/$5.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316243070

    • On Sale Date: 01/14/2014

    • 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 is the author of books such as Shug and the New York Times bestselling Summer Series. She currently lives in Brooklyn. Her website is www.dearjennyhan.com.

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. She currently splits her time between Chicago and Taiwan. Her website is www.juliakuo.com.
  • * "This is a delightful book that will have readers looking for more adventures featuring Clara Lee and her friends." (Library Media Connection, starred review).

  • * "Han...captures an 8-year-old's perspective perfectly...The message shines through but doesn't overwhelm this engaging chapter book that will be welcomed by middle-grade fans of Clementine." (Kirkus, starred review).

  • "Sparkly and cheerful...Numerous black-and-white illustrations provide newly independent readers with both plot clues and speedy page turns in this winning chapter book." (The Horn Book).

  • "Clara Lee thinks, speaks, and acts just like the third grader she is in this charming early chapter book. Black-and-white drawings, some full page and some spot art, feature the child, her dilemmas, and her successes. Fans of Clementine will enjoy this endearing character." (School Library Journal).

  • "The funniest interludes are her credible interactions with her younger sister; Clara Lee's memorable descriptions, such as the "limp green bean kind of hug" she gives her grandfather when she's feeling down, will endear her to readers." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Readers will delight in this American-as-apple-pie third grader as she follows her BIG DREAM in a string of heartfelt adventures as perfect as an unbroken candy necklace." (Megan McDonald, author of the Judy Moody series).

  • "I really loved Clara Lee. This is a compact little book with a big heart." (Linda Sue Park, Newbery Award-winning author of A Single Shard).

  • 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: $5.99 US/$5.99 CAN
  • Pages: 160
  • ISBN-13: 9780316243070
  • On Sale Date: 01/14/2014
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream