Frindle by Andrew Clements

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Is Nick Allen a troublemaker?
He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it.
 

About Andrew Clements

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Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular Frindle. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money, and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. He lives with his wife in central Massachusetts and has four grown children. Visit him at AndrewClements.com.
 
Published January 1, 2006 by Listening Library. 105 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult. Fiction

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The chesslike sparring between the gifted Nicholas and his crafty teacher is enthralling, while Mrs. Granger is that rarest of the breed: a teacher the children fear and complain about for the school year, and love and respect forever after.

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The chess like sparring between the gifted Nicholas and his crafty teacher is enthralling, while Mrs. Granger is that rarest of the breed: a teacher the children fear and complain about for the school year, and love and respect forever after.

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Always one step ahead of his teachers, Nick not only can feel a homework assignment coming the way a farmer can feel a rainstorm but can dream up a distraction to prevent the assignment from being

Oct 02 1996 | Read Full Review of Frindle

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Trying to aggravate a tough language-arts teacher, a fifth-grade boy invents a new word for pen: ""frindle."" Soon, the whole country is using it.

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Just to get under her skin--and despite her loud protests--he invents the word ""frindle"" and convinces the whole school to use it instead of the word ""pen."" The word spreads to the city, nation and world, and Clements (Big Al) fast-forwards the story by 10 years to show that ""frindle"" has m...

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Smoke-free parks: The city should take a bold step for children's sake Pivotal vote: Italy's elections could have a broad impact Historic snafu: Mississippi officially joins the anti-slave states A minimum wage hike affects all compensation ...

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Gather Books

I would recommend this book to any kids who like humorous plots, cute storylines, or just like books where the kids win.

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Common Sense Media

But at the end he gets his new word into the Webster's dictionary with the help of his strict grammar teacher that used to not like his new word at all.

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Common Sense Media

When their "war conference" fails, Mrs. Granger deploys her black queen (the principal), and Nick counters with his white queen (his mom).

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KidsReads

He convinces all of his classmates to replace the word pen with the word "frindle."

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