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Clementine

by Loth, Sebastian.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 6 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Lot
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j FICTION Loth
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Moon Township Public Library Easy BUGS JE LOTH
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea LOTH
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books IN TRANSIT
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book IN TRANSIT
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Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
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Summary
Once there was a little snail who loved everything round - wheels, balls and balloons and, most of all, the moon. She longed to glide over its surface and so she made the daring decision to fly there. This is a delightful story about dreams and determination, a story about the delight of discovering something wonderful right in your own backyard. AGE: 3-6
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A sweet look at small creatures with big dreams, Loth's second picture book follows a snail who, being round herself, loved everything round. She loves the moon best of all and decides to somehow visit it. Clementine enlists her best friend, a snake named Paul, and they make two failed attempts (via trampoline and slingshot) before their improbably successful rocket launch. Loth tells the story with graceful economy, and his illustrations add both subtle humor and grandeur. For instance, one of Clementine's feelers gets bent during the trampoline try, and it gets a tiny bandage in the following spread. A few pages later, Clementine's trip to the moon proffers her an unexpected and startling view of another great round object: earth. The warm green and brown tones of the earlier pages switch to the deep blue-black of outer space; then, with a splash, she is back in the village pond. Clementine returns home with a renewed sense of wonder and appreciation, and the feeling is infectious.--Nolan, Abby Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Clementine, a demure yet determined snail with a copper-colored shell, loves round objects because she's round herself, Loth (Remembering Crystal) explains. She has a collection of round things-a ball of yarn, string of beads, a dartboard-and since the moon is the largest round thing Clementine knows, she dreams of traveling there. Her earthworm friend Paul helps her with the preparations ("Clementine was especially fond of Paul's compass-it let her draw such perfect circles"), and after a few false starts they hit on a solution, strapping Clementine to a red rocket straight out of Looney Tunes. She doesn't reach the moon, but she's carried far enough out to realize that the Earth, too, is round-a revelation that makes her quite happy. The unusual combination of cute, pint-sized story elements and the astronomical scale of the climax distinguishes Loth's work; a dramatic foldout four-page spread shows Clementine's voyage as she orbits a blue planet wreathed in clouds and surrounded by black space. The quiet dashes of humor that pervade both text and art only add to the story's charm. Ages 4-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Snails -- Juvenile fiction.
Snails -- Fiction.
Courage -- Fiction.
Moon -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :North South Books,2011
Other Titles Mirabel findet das Glück.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780735840096 :
0735840091 :
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