Thursday, October 25, 2018
#tbt: Frindle by Andrew Clements
Frindle by Andrew Clements. Illustrated by Brian Selznick. Aladdin/ Atheneum Books for Young Readers, October, 1996. 9780689806698. (Own.)
Frindle, the story of Nick Allen, a fifth grader who likes to liven things up in class. Unfortunately for Nick, he gets no nonsense Mrs. Granger as a teacher. Nick tries to get her off-topic in class one day by asking her where words in the dictionary come from. His plan backfires when she assigns him an essay to write. His research inspires him to coin the word frindle for pen and it's war. Frindle was picture book writer Andrew Clements debut novel and was named a Teachers Top 100 Book for Children by the National Education Foundation in 2007 as well as numerous state book awards.