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Frindle

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<b>Nicholas Allen</b> 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 <i>frindle.</i> It doesn't take long for <i>frindle</i> 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 <i>frindle</i> doesn't belong to Nick anymore. All he can do now is sit back and watch what happens. <br /> 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.

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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.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.

Specifications

Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Book Format
Hardcover
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
112
Author
Andrew Clements
ISBN-13
9780689806698
Publication Date
October, 1996
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.25 x 5.50 x 0.70 Inches
ISBN-10
0689806698

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I loved these book the...
I loved these book these is one of my good books and I know that u would like it too, ok theres these boy who was walking on the cerve with his friend Janet then she found a pen and whill they were walking nick the boy axidently bumped into Janet and she feel and droped her pen and nick said he was sorry for what he did and picked up the pen and said hears your frindle instead of pen.Well I cant tell u whats next u are Just going to have to read it.bye!
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(2.0)out of 5 stars
This book was about a ...
This book was about a guy named nick and some other people like mis Granger. Who is a mean teacher in the book and who is always fighting with nick.And nick is a kid who is a bad kid and is not doing right.And then he did something that mrs granger alwas will not like and nick came up with a word called frindle witch means a pen.but nick feels like he has a right to say the word.Because the word is in the dictinary and mrs granger loves diconary.And everyone starts calling a pen frindle.And later nick becomes a good kid and goes of to colledge and him and mrs granger gets along then.
Most helpful positive review
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
I loved these book the...
I loved these book these is one of my good books and I know that u would like it too, ok theres these boy who was walking on the cerve with his friend Janet then she found a pen and whill they were walking nick the boy axidently bumped into Janet and she feel and droped her pen and nick said he was sorry for what he did and picked up the pen and said hears your frindle instead of pen.Well I cant tell u whats next u are Just going to have to read it.bye!
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(2.0)out of 5 stars
This book was about a ...
This book was about a guy named nick and some other people like mis Granger. Who is a mean teacher in the book and who is always fighting with nick.And nick is a kid who is a bad kid and is not doing right.And then he did something that mrs granger alwas will not like and nick came up with a word called frindle witch means a pen.but nick feels like he has a right to say the word.Because the word is in the dictinary and mrs granger loves diconary.And everyone starts calling a pen frindle.And later nick becomes a good kid and goes of to colledge and him and mrs granger gets along then.
I loved these book these is one of my good books and I know that u would like it too, ok theres these boy who was walking on the cerve with his friend Janet then she found a pen and whill they were walking nick the boy axidently bumped into Janet and she feel and droped her pen and nick said he was sorry for what he did and picked up the pen and said hears your frindle instead of pen.Well I cant tell u whats next u are Just going to have to read it.bye!
This book was about a guy named nick and some other people like mis Granger. Who is a mean teacher in the book and who is always fighting with nick.And nick is a kid who is a bad kid and is not doing right.And then he did something that mrs granger alwas will not like and nick came up with a word called frindle witch means a pen.but nick feels like he has a right to say the word.Because the word is in the dictinary and mrs granger loves diconary.And everyone starts calling a pen frindle.And later nick becomes a good kid and goes of to colledge and him and mrs granger gets along then.

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

I loved these book the...

I loved these book these is one of my good books and I know that u would like it too, ok theres these boy who was walking on the cerve with his friend Janet then she found a pen and whill they were walking nick the boy axidently bumped into Janet and she feel and droped her pen and nick said he was sorry for what he did and picked up the pen and said hears your frindle instead of pen.Well I cant tell u whats next u are Just going to have to read it.bye!

Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

I loved this book beca...

I loved this book because it is very funny.It is abot this kid named Nick Allen and he is now in 5th grader and his teacher Mrs.Granger makes them look up the definitions to 35 words!!!Later on in the book Nick Allen makes up a word Frindle and to see if Mrs.Granger approves it read the book Frindle by Andrew Clemets..

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Frindle is a story of ...

Frindle is a story of a young boy who invents a new word for his pen. This story's theme centers on the necessity for children to be creative and inventive in their writing. I will use this book in my teaching when the development of an imagination mind is the goal of the lesson. Children ages 9-11, grades 3rd-5th will love this read.

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Fifth grader Nick has ...

Fifth grader Nick has been making school a lot more fun since third grade. This year his teacher does not deal with unruly actions. He comes up with a wonderful idea. His best one yet. His going to make a new name for his pen. And that name is FRINDLE! He thought it would be funny to trick Mrs.Granger. All his fellow class members begin to use the word frindle and it even people around the country. his parents are Mrs.Granger and very upest with Nick. They want him to stop all of this but he can not now it is out of his control. This book is great to show children that you can do anything if you try hard enough.

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When Nick learns some ...

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. 


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