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Frindle

Author: Andrew Clements; Brian Selznick
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Young Readers Choice Award: Youth:Winner
Sasquatch Reading Award: Winner:
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Clements; Brian Selznick
ISBN: 0689806698 9780689806698 9781442013339 1442013338 9780329620851 0329620851 0689818769 9780689818769
OCLC Number: 33900128
Awards: 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, 1999.
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, 1999.
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
Description: 105 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Other book format -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. This quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words will have readers inventing their own words. Brian Selznick's black-and-white illustrations enhance the humor in this unforgettable story.
Responsibility: Andrew Clements ; pictures by Brian Selznick.
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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.

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by robbertgoodmen (WorldCat user on 2008-03-12)

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 Mrs. Granger, the mean language arts teacher. 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. This is the book frindle, written by Andrew Clements. This is a book you wont forget! 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. His parents and Mrs. Granger would like Nick to put an end to all this nonsense. I think the author did a good job of developing his characters. He makes people think Mrs. Granger is discouraging the word frindle but in the end she was trying to encourage it, and I thought that that was cool and surprising to find out. read this book

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The importance of words

by avigold (WorldCat user published 2012-01-02) Excellent Permalink

I discovered this book as an adult and fell in love with it and every book Andrew Clement wrote.  He captures the mystique of words and illustrates the power of language in terms we all can understand.  It also shows how quickly ideas get swept up and sometime lose control of their original...
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