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Frindle

Clements, Andrew (Book - 1996 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Frindle
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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.
Authors: Clements, Andrew, 1949-
Title: Frindle
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c1996.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 105 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Also published as a paperback by Aladdin with ISBN 0689818769.
Also published by Scholastic in 2003, with ISBN 0439607272.
Reissued by the publisher in 2006 as the 10th anniversary ed.
Summary: 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.
Audience: 8-12.
830
Awards & Distinctions: Rebecca Caudill Award, 1999.
Local Note: BLUESTMNOM
Accelerated Reader AR 54 10020
Reading Counts RC 48 10050
Additional Contributors: Selznick, Brian
ISBN: 9780689806698
0689806698
9780689818769
0689818769
0439607272
9780780780170
0780780175
9780329620851
9781442013339
Statement of Responsibility: Andrew Clements ; pictures by Brian Selznick
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 2.0 Quiz: 16637.
Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.8 5.0 Quiz: 04243 Guided reading level: R.
Subject Headings: Teacher-student relationships Fiction. Words, New Fiction. Schools Fiction. Teacher-student relationships Juvenile fiction. Words, New Juvenile fiction. Schools Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Teacher-student relationships
Words, New
Schools
Teacher-student relationships
Words, New
Schools
LCCN: 95026671
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Comment by: MissJen Feb 16, 2011

Lots of humor and an everykid main character make this book highly enjoyable - although parts of the story feel smooshed together and Clements seems to do a lot more telling than showing. We hear how the story mushrooms from one news person to the next, but we don't actually see any of the nation... Read More »

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A delightful 3rd grade lesson in civil disobedience.
Nick Allen says it's a frindle

love this book :)

awesome book

Jun 07, 2014
  • Saramsha rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

thanks for rating it

Well-paced story of a prank that spirals out of control. Quite funny.

funny and kid-friendly. easy to love and suspenseful.

love this book my calss would listen to me read it to them

Feb 15, 2013
  • GilbertK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved this book. Andrew Clements is a good author.

I read this aloud to my 9-year-olds, and they loved it! It's funny, and they could identify with the main character.

Jan 19, 2013
  • vcc rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Read this as part of this year's Reading Link Challenge. Great book! And... if you don't know what a word means, go look it up! :-)

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Jul 16, 2014
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Jun 14, 2014
  • Saramsha rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

He really just likes to liven things up at school and he's always has plenty of great idea's .Like who saies pen has to be called pen why not call it a frindle

Jul 05, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

At the start of fifth grade, Nicholas "Nick" Allen is unhappy because his English teacher is the much-disliked Mrs. Granger. One day, to stall for time in class, Nick decides to question where each word comes from. After hearing Mrs. Granger's explanation, and having to write an essay about it for homework, he creates a new name for the pen: "frindle".
Soon, every child in school is using the word, and it gains national attention. Mrs. Granger dislikes this new word because she thinks it is not respectful to the word pen, which has a long history. She makes children stay after school and write lines for saying the word "frindle", but this proves to be a problem, as almost every pupil has to stay after school. Parents complain, and the bus drivers that have to work overtime are also unhappy.
The principal decides to visit Nick's house to end the use of the word, but the situation is out of Nick's hands now, and the word's usage cannot be controlled.
The epilogue shows Nick as an adult in his own house. He becomes very rich from the fund of his dad's longtime friend, and Mrs. Granger sends him a new copy of the Dictionary, recently updated to include new words, including "Frindle".

Feb 16, 2011
  • MissJen rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Nick is not a good kid or a bad kid or a really smart kid; Nick is an idea kid. He's also the best class interrupter in the whole school - until he gets to Mrs. Granger's 5th-grade language arts class. A simple question about the dictionaries that Mrs. Granger loves - meant to distract her from giving the night's homework - leads to an oral report by Nick on the history of the dictionary and how words are created. What at first seems like Nick's defeat soon leads to his best idea ever: He will create a word. Which is how Nick and his friends start calling their pens "frindles." Mrs. Granger refuses to accept the new word for pen, which has been quickly adopted by the entire 5th-grade class, fighting against the 5th graders every step of the way. Once the whole school gets involved though, Nick begins to realize that while he started the "frindle" movement, it's now far beyond his control.

May 26, 2008
  • lms rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Ten-year-old Nick Allen has a reputation of devising clever, time wasting schemes guaranteed to distract even the most conscientious teacher diversions backfire in Mrs. Granger's fifth grade class, however, resulting in Nick being assigned a report on how new entries are added to the dictionary. Surprisingly, the research provides Nick with the best idea ever, and he decides to coin his own new word. Mrs. Granger has a passion for vocabulary and Nick's ( and soon the rest of the school's ) insistence on referring to pens as "frindles" annoys her." ( Novelist review)

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