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Format:  Paperback,

105 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Feb 1998

ISBN-13: 9780689818769

ISBN-10: 0689818769

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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.


Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Feb 1998
ISBN-13: 9780689818769
ISBN-10: 0689818769
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 105
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 0.5 x 7.4

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Biography of Clements, Andrew

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. 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.

Biography of Selznick, Brian

Brian Selznick is a Caldecott-winning author and illustrator of children's books born July 14, 1966 in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and then worked for three years at Eeyore's Books for Children in Manhattan while working on his first book, The Houdini Box. Selznick received the 2008 Caldecott Medal for The Invention of Hugo Cabret. He also won the Caldecott Honor for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins in 2002. Additional awards include the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Rhode Island Children's Book Award, and the Christopher Award. The Invention of Hugo Cabret will be made into a film by director Martin Scorsese to be released in 2011. Other titles by illustrated by Selznick include: Frindle, The Landry News, Lunch Money and Wingwalker.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Great Stone Face Children's Book Award, 1998 (United States)
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Nutmeg Children's Book Award, 2000 (United States)
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 2001 (United States)
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Prairie Pasque Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Iowa Children's Choice Award, 2000 (United States)
  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Book Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Christopher Book Awards, 1997 (United States)
  • West Virginia Children's Choice Book Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 1998 (United States)
  • Nevada Young Reader's Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Virginia Reader's Choice Awards, 1999 (United States)
  • Young Reader's Choice Award, 1999 (United States)
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Beehive Children's Fictional Book Award, 2000 (United States)
  • Bluebonnet Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Nene Award, 2001 (United States)
  • California Young Reader Medal, 2000 (United States)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 1998 (United States)
  • Great Lakes' Great Books Award, 2001 (United States)
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2000 (United States)
  • Georgia Children's Book Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Sasquatch Reading Award, 1999 (United States)

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