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Frindle / Andrew Clements ; pictures by Brian Selznick.

By: Clements, Andrew, 1949-.
Contributor(s): Selznick, Brian [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c1996Edition: 1st ed.Description: 105 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0689806698; 9780689806698; 9781442013339 (Paw Prints); 1442013338 (Paw Prints).Subject(s): Teachers -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.C59118 | Fr 1996Awards: Christopher Award | Rhode Island Children's Book Award | New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award | Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award | Massachusetts Children's Book Award | Kansas William Allen White Children's Book Award | Georgia Children's Book Award | Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelance Award | Washington Sasquatch Children's Book Award | South Dakota Prarie Pasque Award | Arkansas Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award | Nevada Young Reader's Award | North Carolina Children's Book Award | Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award | Texas Children's Crown Award | Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award | Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award | Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award | Utah Children's Book Award | Awarded: Premio Cassa di Risparmio di Cento di Letteratura per Ragazzi of Cento, ItalySummary: When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control. Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. Who can forget the time he turned his third-grade classroom into a tropical island, or the times he fooled his teacher by chirping like a blackbird? But now Nick's in fifth grade, and it looks like his days as a troublemaker are over. Everyone knows that Mrs. Granger, the language arts teacher, has X-ray vision, and nobody gets away with anything in her classroom. To make matters worse, she's also a fanatic about the dictionary, which is hopelessly boring to Nick. But when Nick learns an interesting tidbit about words and where they come from, it inspires his greatest plan yet: to invent a new word. From now on, a pen is no longer a pen -- it's a frindle. It doesn't take long for frindle to take root, and soon the excitement spreads well beyond his school and town. His parents and Mrs. Granger would like Nick to put an end to all this nonsense. But frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. All he can do now is sit back and watch what happens.
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When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control. Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. Who can forget the time he turned his third-grade classroom into a tropical island, or the times he fooled his teacher by chirping like a blackbird? But now Nick's in fifth grade, and it looks like his days as a troublemaker are over. Everyone knows that Mrs. Granger, the language arts teacher, has X-ray vision, and nobody gets away with anything in her classroom. To make matters worse, she's also a fanatic about the dictionary, which is hopelessly boring to Nick. But when Nick learns an interesting tidbit about words and where they come from, it inspires his greatest plan yet: to invent a new word. From now on, a pen is no longer a pen -- it's a frindle. It doesn't take long for frindle to take root, and soon the excitement spreads well beyond his school and town. His parents and Mrs. Granger would like Nick to put an end to all this nonsense. But frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. All he can do now is sit back and watch what happens.

Christopher Award

Rhode Island Children's Book Award

New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award

Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award

Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Kansas William Allen White Children's Book Award

Georgia Children's Book Award

Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelance Award

Washington Sasquatch Children's Book Award

South Dakota Prarie Pasque Award

Arkansas Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award

Nevada Young Reader's Award

North Carolina Children's Book Award

Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award

Texas Children's Crown Award

Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award

Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award

Utah Children's Book Award

Awarded: Premio Cassa di Risparmio di Cento di Letteratura per Ragazzi of Cento, Italy

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Fifth grade begins auspiciously for Nick when he meets the inimitable Mrs. Granger. She introduces the bright but stubborn boy to the power of words and more, and both teacher and pupil learn a great deal during the school year about notoriety, bending rules, and recognizing a strong devotion to instructional rigor. Fleming's deep baritone has a comfortable and friendly timbre that allows the story to unfold without intruding on the inherent humor and honesty. Mrs. Granger personifies the long-lasting influence that a teacher can have in a student's life. Students will enjoy investigating new words with the free online website Dictionary.com offering a Word of the Day, the Hot Word, and definitions of words that are currently in use as well as those new to the vernacular. The free app for Apple and Android devices turns the search for new words into a technology-rich activity. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4c Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Andrew Clements was born in Camden, New Jersey on May 7, 1949. He received a bachelor's degree in literature from Northwestern University and master's degree in teaching from National Louis University. Before becoming a full-time author, he taught in the public schools north of Chicago for seven years, was a singer-songwriter, and worked in publishing. <p> He is well known for his picture book texts, but it was his middle school novel, Frindle, that was a breakthrough for his writing career. Frindle won numerous awards including the Georgia Children's Book Award, the Sasquatch Children's Book Award, the Massachusetts Children's Book Award, the Rhode Island Children's Book Award, and the Year 2000 Young Hoosier Book Award. His other works include The Landry News, The Janitor's Boy, No Talking, Things Not Seen, Things Hoped For, and Things That Are. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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