Clarice Bean, Utterly Me

Lauren Child

6-9 years

2003 Winner

Red House Children's Book Award

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03 July 2003
192 pages

A new 20th anniversary edition of the utterly classic Clarice Bean, Utterly Me, the very first novel by bestselling Children's Laureate, Lauren Child.

Clarice Bean loves reading the adventures of Ruby Redfort, ace girl detective and secret undercover agent. Ruby is always going on exciting missions, but the most Clarice gets to do is go to the local shop on her own . . .

But when Clarice and her best friend, Betty Moody, decide to do their school project on the Ruby Redfort books, they suddenly start finding mysteries everywhere. Like why are all the coats on the wrong hooks at school? Where has Granddad disappeared to? And just what is going on in the garden shed?

'An utterly fantastic book.'
The Sunday Times

A lively illustrated read

Sarah Forbes, We Love This Book

"The delightfully wacky Clarice Bean is the star of this absorbing story bubbling with exuberance and vitality."

Good Book Guide

Child can make you laugh and cry at virtually every page.

Big Issue (Giles Andreae)