|Frindle Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Clements, Andrew, Selznick, Brian (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0689818769 ISBN-13: 9780689818769
Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 1998
Annotation: Of all Nick's ideas, the frindle is his most successful. It's a pen, or what used to be called a pen. Soon, much of the nation is crazy about frindles--except for Mrs. Granger, Nick's teacher, who, although she doesn't realize it, was the inspiration for the idea.
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Teacher-student relationships; Fiction.
- Words, New; Fiction.
- Schools; Fiction.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
|LCCN: BL 98000659|
|Lexile Measure: 830|
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11|
|Book type: Juvenile Fiction|
|Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.50" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs) 105 pages|
|Accelerated Reader Info|
|Quiz #: 16637
Reading Level: 5.4 Interest Level: Middle Grades Point Value: 2.0
|Scholastic Reading Counts Info|
|Quiz #: Q04243
Reading Level: 4.8 Interest Level: Grades 3-5 Point Value: 5.0
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
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.
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1998 February #2)
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. "Dictionary lovers will cotton to this mild classroom fantasy," said PW. Ages 8-12. (Feb.)
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