Clarence is Being Spotlighted!

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    Bookish birthdays This week’s bookish birthdays: Robert Browning (May 7, 1812), Thomas Pynchon (May 8, 1937), Pat Barker (May 8, 1943), J. M. Barrie (May 9, 1860), Daphne Du Maurier (May 13, 1907), and Armistead Maupin (May 13, 1944).     Children’s / Middle Grade | Fiction Clarence by Stephanie Baruffi $1.99 YOU […]

My Dog, Stella

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The illustrations for this book were crafted over a period of almost 1 year. I knew that I wanted to use many of my family members to represent the characters in my book, especially Clarence. The character is a combination of both my grandfather, Clarence, and my son, Luke. Luke also has blue eyes and light […]

The History of Clarence

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This book idea was first born in the summer of 2013. I was in the process of taking one of my master’s classes called Multicultural Literature. I was asked to research a book that reflected my culture. So I began an inquiry for rich, children’s literature that reflected what my Italian family was all about. […]

About the Illustrator

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Hello, my name is Michela Cardelli and I’m the illustrator of “Clarence”. I live in Pisa, Italy, the city of the leaning tower! I started drawing when I was in kindergarten and I never stopped! Over time, drawing became my life’s work. Currently, I am illustrating for many authors and artists.”Clarence” is my first entire book […]