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Andrew Clements
Most of my characters are fairly normal people who are dealing with the basics of everyday life--getting along with others, finding a place in the world, discovering talents, overcoming challenges, trying to have some wholesome fun along the way, and getting into some scrapes and a little... show more



Most of my characters are fairly normal people who are dealing with the basics of everyday life--getting along with others, finding a place in the world, discovering talents, overcoming challenges, trying to have some wholesome fun along the way, and getting into some scrapes and a little mischief now and then, too. I guess I hope my readers will be able to see bits and pieces of themselves in the stories, particularly the novels that take place in and around school. School is a rich setting because schools and education are at the heart of every community. The stories that are set in school seem to resonate with kids, teachers, parents, librarians--readers of all ages. Everyone's life has been touched by school experiences. And I also hope, of course, that kids and others will enjoy reading, enjoy the use of language, enjoy my storytelling.

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Birth date: January 01, 1949
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Books for Future K-6 Students
Books for Future K-6 Students rated it 2 months ago
Frindle is a level R by the Fountas and Pinnell leveling system. Frindle is about a boy named Nicholas Allen who is a bit of a troublemaker. However, in fifth grade it seems like those days are over. In Mrs. Granger's classroom nobody can get away with anything, and she is overzealous about the dict...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 years ago
I had never heard of Frindle despite it being an award-winning book (2016 Phoenix Award) with many admirers (teachers, librarians, and children alike). Written by Andrew Clements with illustrations by Brian Selznick, this is the story of Nick Allen who is the premier 'idea man' of the 5th grade...un...
tvines2
tvines2 rated it 2 years ago
This book tells a story of a big fish that feels awkward and left out because of his appearance. This story is great because it is perfect for a classroom filled with diversity, and the teacher trying to encourage friendships between different types of students. I would use this book in my classroom...
Taylor K's Book Blog
Taylor K's Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
Lexile Level: 880L This is a picture book about a big, scary looking fish who wants to find a friend. But no other fish will be friends with him because of the way he look, but on the inside he is the nicest fish you will ever meet in the ocean. No matter how hard he tries to be friendly and nice,...
kateriker
kateriker rated it 2 years ago
This story is about a fish who may not look so sweet and nice on the outside; however, he is the nicest fish in the sea. He is in desperate need of a friend but everyone swims away when he comes around. He even tries disguising himself to fit in with all the other fish. They still do not accept him....
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