Sara Pennypacker on Completely Clementine

pennypacker_completely clementineIn the March/April 2015 issue of The Horn Book Magazine, reviewer Claire Gross talked to author Sara Pennypacker about the end of her long-running Clementine series. Read the full review of Completely Clementine here.

Claire E. Gross: What was the hardest part about saying goodbye to Clementine?

Sara Pennypacker: Clementine was a mix of my own children’s personalities, so saying goodbye to her felt like the goodbyes I’ve had to say to them at all the points when they’ve stopped needing me so much. Clementine made it through third grade, she’s going to be just fine, but she doesn’t need me to tell her story anymore…Oh, man, now I’m tearing up.
Claire Gross
Claire Gross
Claire Gross is the youth librarian at the Egleston branch of the Boston Public Library and a former associate editor of The Horn Book Magazine.

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