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Claire and the Bakery Thief (Claire)

by Janice Poon

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Claire and her family move away from the city to start up a bakery in the country. Unfortunately, Claire's mother goes missing suddenly. It is up to Claire to find her mother and bring her home. The protagonist was a strong female lead with a big imagination and wit. If I were a child reading this book, I would have enjoyed her journal entries the most because they would have allowed me to feel a closer connection to the main character. The novel often seemed to push an agenda about eating organic, non-GMO food, which I didn't expect to read about in a children's graphic novel. The constant push for organic food may have been informative, but it also tittered on the line of snobby. The book illustrated a divorced family, which provided diversity that I think made this book appealing. The bravery and cleverness of Claire also makes this book appealing for readers who enjoy adventures and mysteries, although I had wished it was marketed more for both genders. The size of the book just small enough to carry around in around in a large jacket pocket, which is very convenient. Also, the pictures were simple and bright, and I was happy to see that there was a variety in warm colors, rather than just pink. ( )
  natalienichols | Mar 17, 2014 |
I haven't read too many graphic novels, but I thought this one was pretty good. It was a regular story just told in 'graphic' form.
I would use this to show my students that there are other types of graphic novels besides Marvel superhero based ones.
  annacooper | May 2, 2010 |
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After her family moves to the country to open an organic bakery, Claire finds her life thrown into turmoil when her mother runs off with an artificial flavoring salesman who plans to take over the world through artificial baking.

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