Book Review: Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han

Clara Lee likes her best friends, her grandpa, kimchi, candy necklaces (her signature look!), and the idea of winning the Little Miss Apple Pie contest.


Clara Lee doesn’t like her mom’s fish soup, bad dreams (but Grandpa says they mean good luck!), speaking in public, or when her little sister is being annoying.


One day, after a bad dream, Clara Lee is thrilled to have a whole day of luck (Like!). But then, bad luck starts to follow (Dislike!). When will Clara Lee’s luck change again? Will it change in time for the Little Miss Apple Pie contest?

Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dreams is a great book for girls in 2nd – 4th grade.  A wonderful early chapter book with great illustrations.  I enjoyed the multi-cultural element in this book.  Clara is an American born Korean.  Being able to learn a little more about Korean culture such as foods and dream interpretation brought a unique twist to this book.  Clara shows us what it means to be as American as apple pie.  If you enjoy Junie B Jones, Judy Moody & Clementine give Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream a try.

Content: Clean

Rating: 4 Stars

Source: From Publisher for Review