Frindle by Clements, Andrew (#27738K9)



by Clements, Andrew; illustrated by Selznick, Brian
Paperback Aladdin Paperbacks, c1996, p1998


From the Publisher
From bestselling and award-winning author Andrew Clements, a quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words that will have readers inventing their own words.

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.
Reviews & Awards
  • Book Links, 09/01/06
  • Booklist, 09/01/96
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 10/01/96
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 11/01/96
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 07/01/96
  • L.A. Recommended Foreign Language, 02/01/00
  • Publishers Weekly, 07/15/96
  • School Library Journal, 09/01/96
  • Teacher Librarian, 04/01/10
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10
Product Details
  • Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
  • Publication Date: February 1, 1998
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 105 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Tracings: Selznick, Brian, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-689-81876-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-689-81876-9
  • Follett Number: 27738K9
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 4.8
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.4
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 2
  • AR Quiz: 16637EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 4.8
  • Reading Counts Points: 5
  • Lexile: 830L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: R