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Frindle / Andrew Clements ; pictures by Brian Selznick.

By: Clements, Andrew, 1949- [author.].
Contributor(s): Selznick, Brian [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1996Edition: First edition.Description: 105 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0689818769 :; 9780689818769 :.Subject(s): Teachers -- Juvenile fiction | Teacher-student relationships -- Juvenile fiction | Teacher-student relationships -- Fiction | Words, New -- Fiction | Schools -- FictionGenre/Form: Young Readers Choice Award: Youth:Winner -- 1999. | Sasquatch Reading Award: Winner: -- 2012. | Fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.C59118 | Fr 1996
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.
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, 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.
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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.

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

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.

Accelerated Reader AR 2.0 MG 5.4 16637.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.8 5.0 4243.

Accelerated Reader Grades 5-8 5.4 2 Quiz 16637 English fiction, vocabulary quiz available, literary skills quiz available.

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Frindle by Clements, Andrew, ©2000
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