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Suitable for 6 - 9 years

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Product description

Clarice loves to escape into her books about Ruby Redfort, ace girl detective. Ruby is always going on exciting missions. All 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 start finding mysteries everywhere. Like: why are all the coats on the wrong hooks at school? Where has Grandad disappeared to? And just what is going on in the garden shed?

  • The fourth wonderfully wacky Clarice Bean story
  • Warm, quirky and filled with distinctive artwork
  • Author Lauren Child is a former Children’s Laureate
  • She has won the Greenaway Medal and Smarties Prize
  • Her books include the Charlie and Lola series

Product Details

Catalogue number

5556 in Rewards Catalogue 2019/20






Orchard Books

Date published

July 3rd, 2003

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.5; Middle years; 3.0 points

Other details
  • 192 pages


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Lauren Child

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  1. jasmine
    on 15 April 2009

    utterly me,clarice bean

    this is a great book for all it is so true and i think that sooooo many people can relate to the main character clarice bean who is a young kid that has 2 older siblings and 1 younger. she dislikles her youngest siblng and is quite cheeky,

    5out of 5

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  1. Ef owl thumb 8

    on 6 March 2015

    I can picture this book in my head I love it and ive got it at home. It’s UTTERLY fantastic!!!

  2. Clarice thumb 136

    on 8 February 2015

    The whole idea of the Clarice Bean collection is just fantastic! They are so realistic!♥

    5out of 5
  3. Croc 113527

    on 8 March 2014

    I like this book it is really good

  4. Default avatar

    on 8 March 2014

    When I was little, I really loved Clarice Bean! Her books are suitable for young children of all genders and are warm and witty.

  5. Clarice thumb 136

    on 20 June 2013

    I got the whole set of the lauren child books and it ws her who inspired me to read and really enjoy her books because they are funny no matter how old I get and now I am quite older I still do recommend this to everyone because everyone will enjoy it , it is funny, humourous and utterly hilarious and makes me stay up all night reading it!

    5out of 5
  6. Jane blonde 113694

    on 10 March 2013

    I love this book, you get really stuck into this book once you start reading it. The illustrations are amazing, that is a big part of the book as Lauren Child said she just chcuks her words around and thats the feeling you get off of the book. So this book is definetely recommended!

    5out of 5
  7. Bellasara 113282

    on 5 March 2013

    This book is really funny! Clarice Bean will make you laugh out loud.

  8. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2013

    I loved all the Clarice Bean books they are quick and easy. I love all the illustrations. I would recommend for 8- 10 year olds

  9. Petula 113689

    on 4 March 2012

    a little boring

  10. Clarice thumb 136

    on 3 March 2012

    When I got this book I was fairly young, but when I read it, I was alot older. This didn’t effect me in the slightest, because I think its a humerous, interesting, colourful book, with clever storylines and great characters, weaved into the mix. If I am 7 or 70, I’d still pick up this book, or reccomend this to anybody within this age gap, because I think everyone would enjoy it.

  11. Clarice thumb 136

    on 29 January 2012

    It is an alright book. It is not as good as the other two Clarice Bean books.

    5out of 5
  12. Clarice thumb 136

    on 17 September 2011

    i couldn’t put this book down

    4out of 5
  13. Clarice thumb 136

    on 7 May 2011

    I have read all of the clarice bean chapter books so I know what they are like, and I think they are VERY good. clarice bean is my favorite book in the whole wide world, even if Iheard another book that was really good, I would still like clarice bean the most. I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love books sooo much I cant stop reading them & I cant choose which book is the best one but because clarice bean is sooo good I know which one I like best becaue it is sooo good!!! when I grow up, I would like to be writer, and I really, really, really, love books.

    5out of 5
  14. Jane blonde 113694

    on 1 March 2011

    Hard to read but good fun makes reading a laugh.

  15. Avatar cleopatra 761742

    on 20 February 2011

    Cute. Good for girl who dont really like books.

  16. Hayley 113303

    on 5 February 2011

    So Funny! Just makes you want to LOL

    5out of 5
  17. Clarice thumb 136

    on 23 June 2010

    A brilliant book great for eight year olds!

    4out of 5
  18. Clarice thumb 136

    on 21 September 2009

    Utterly fabulous!

    5out of 5