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At the end of a long, hot summer Mark, Annie and Pudding (real name: Derek) are dreading the return to school. So, when they find a little girl in distress in the woods, who has lost someone called Clementine, they leap at the chance of an adventure. OK, so it's getting dark, and they don't know what Clementine looks like, and she could be anywhere in the forest... but what could go wrong?They enlist the help of their friends Eddie and Freddie, and hurry off into the trees. But unbeknownst to them, there are others on the trail too: as a storm breaks, six children, an irascible artist, a sleepy journalist, some frantic policemen and a sneezing car all find themselves out in the pouring rain, searching for the mysterious Clementine - but where, and who, is she? Clementine Loves Red is an adventure story as funny as it is charming, and a renowned classic of Polish Children's literature.
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About the Author

Krystyna Boglar grew up in Poland and always dreamed of being a chimney sweep when she grew up. In fact, she ended up studying Arabic before working in a bookshop and creating some of the first ever Polish comic books. She then discovered a taste for writing and launched herself into writing novels for children, with great success.Bohdan Butenko (born 1931) is one of Poland's top illustrators, whose drawings appear in more than 200 children's books. He is also famous for his cartoons as well as for his stage sets and television design. He has won many prizes, among them the 2012 Order of the Smile - a special medal awarded by children to adults who are particularly kind to them.

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Engrossing, elegantly told... is as sweet as Polish plum tart... it will charm English speakers and elephant fanciers everywhere The Times Clementine Loves Red is an amusing and enjoyable adventure story with a delightful twist at the end Outside in World A dizzying dance Ricochet Jeunes A summer holiday adventure full of humor, surprises, and mistaken identities Foreword Reviews Boglar's tale has the timeless feel of Jeanne Birdsall's The Penderwicks (2005) or an E. Nesbit book... Butenko's simple but cartoonish bright red line drawings accentuate the book's lighthearted, puckish tone... the farcical action building to the book's major conceit is sure to elicit a giggle Booklist

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