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Always, Clementine  Cover Image Book Book

Always, Clementine / Carlie Sorosiak.

Sorosiak, Carlie, (author.). To, Vivienne, (illustrator).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536228847
  • ISBN: 1536228842
  • Physical Description: 289 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Walker Books US, a division of Candlewick Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Also published by Nosy Crow (UK) 2022.
Summary, etc.:
Clementine is different from other mice: she can calculate the speed of light and she dreams in Latin. The scientists say she's a genius and put her through test after test. Clementine is proud of being a good lab mouse, but she's lonely. Her only snatches of friendship occur during her late-night visits with a chimpanzee named Rosie. When a compassionate lab technician frees Clementine, the mouse discovers an outside world full of wonders: Brussels sprouts, games of speed chess, television fame, and a chance for a real home. But for Clementine, it's not enough to be free when she knows that Rosie and the other mice are not. This tender, lively adventure story, narrated in letters from a mouse to a chimpanzee, shows us that goodness is something we have to define for ourselves--and that courage and wisdom aren't proportionate to size.
Subject: Mice > Juvenile fiction.
Mice as laboratory animals > Juvenile fiction.
Chimpanzees > Juvenile fiction.
Chimpanzees as laboratory animals > Juvenile fiction.
Escapes > Juvenile fiction.
Laboratory animals > Juvenile fiction.
Gifted persons > Juvenile fiction.
Mice > Fiction.
Laboratory animals > Fiction.
Runaways > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Themes > Runaways.
JUVENILE FICTION > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Themes > Friendship.
Chimpanzees as laboratory animals.
Gifted persons.
Laboratory animals.
Mice as laboratory animals.
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
Animal fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
Juvenile works.
Adventure fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Animal fiction.
Epistolary fiction.

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