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The Genuine, Ingenious, Thrift Shop Genie, Clarrisa Mae Bean and Me Hardcover – Oct 1977


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Putnam Pub Group Juv (October 1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0698204336
  • ISBN-13: 978-0698204331
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 12.7 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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This is a good, Stargirl-type story for a younger reader. Marcie has been picked by the weirdest girl in school, Clarissa, to be her very best friend. Written in 1977, it's dated now, because Clarissa is a Goth foremother, wearing nothing but thrift shop clothing, a true original, reminiscent of Daniel Pinkwater characters such as Rat from the Snarkout books. Marcie's world is conformist, from friends to parents to school, and Clarissa fares about as well as Stargirl until a secret talent is revealed, and Marcie realizes that there's more to friendship than popularity.
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Clarissa makes life fun for conformist Marcie July 10 2004
By Ellen Etc. - Published on Amazon.com
This is a good, Stargirl-type story for a younger reader. Marcie has been picked by the weirdest girl in school, Clarissa, to be her very best friend. Written in 1977, it's dated now, because Clarissa is a Goth foremother, wearing nothing but thrift shop clothing, a true original, reminiscent of Daniel Pinkwater characters such as Rat from the Snarkout books. Marcie's world is conformist, from friends to parents to school, and Clarissa fares about as well as Stargirl until a secret talent is revealed, and Marcie realizes that there's more to friendship than popularity.
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Fond memories of reading this book with my daughter. Aug. 23 2000
By Mary Upham - Published on Amazon.com
I first bought this book for my daughter when she was about 10. She really enjoyed the book and I feel it made her more sensitive to other children that were different. Recently, while we were talking about what we've read lately she asked if I remembered this book she had when she was a child & said she wished she still had her copy. So, with the help of Amazon.com I was able to locate another copy for her. She is now expecting her first child and what a lovely story to pass down to the next generation. We love Clarrisa Mae Bean.
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This is a GREAT story! Nov. 10 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I have been looking for this book since my babysitter read it to my sister and I when I was seven! I was entirely enchanted by this story and although I can't remember the details, I can say that it sits close to my heart. Without question I will be sharing it with my children and strongly recommend it to anyone with or without children!

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