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The Resource Frindle, Andrew Clements ; pictures by Brian Selznick

Frindle, Andrew Clements ; pictures by Brian Selznick

Label
Frindle
Title
Frindle
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Clements ; pictures by Brian Selznick
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Beehive Children's Fiction Book Award (Utah), 2000.
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland), Grades 4-6, 1999.
  • Delaware Diamonds (book award), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), 1999.
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (North Dakota) for Juvenile Fiction, 2001.
  • Georgia Children's Book Award, 1999.
  • Great Stone Face Children's Book Award (New Hampshire), 1998.
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 1999.
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award (Minnesota), Division I (Grades 3-5), 1999.
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award, Junior Books category, 1999.
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, Grades 3-6, 2000.
  • Phoenix Award, 2016.
  • Prairie Pasque Children's Book Award (South Dakota), 1999.
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (Illinois), 1999.
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas), 1999.
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Intermediate Books, 1999.
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Junior, 1999.
Awards note
  • Christopher Award
  • Rhode Island Children's Book Award
  • New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award
  • Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award
  • Kansas William Allen White Children's Book Award
  • Georgia Children's Book Award, 1998-99
  • Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelance Award
  • Washington Sasquatch Children's Book Award, 1999.
  • Prairie Pasque Children's Book Award, 1999-2000.
  • Arkansas Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award
  • Nevada Young Reader's Award
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award
  • Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award, 1999.
  • Texas Children's Crown Award
  • Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award
  • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award
  • Utah Children's Book Award
  • Awarded: Premio Cassa di Risparmio di Cento di Letteratura per Ragazzi of Cento, Italy
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
082798
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clements, Andrew
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
830L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • MG
  • 3-5
  • Grades 5-8
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 830
  • 830
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
  • 5.4
  • 4.8
  • 5.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Selznick, Brian
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
  • Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teachers
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Words, New
  • Schools
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Teachers
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Frindle, Andrew Clements ; pictures by Brian Selznick
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Other book format -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
Control code
ocm33900128
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
105 pages
Isbn
9780689806698
Lccn
95026671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33900128
Label
Frindle, Andrew Clements ; pictures by Brian Selznick
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Other book format -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
Control code
ocm33900128
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
105 pages
Isbn
9780689806698
Lccn
95026671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33900128

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