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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 1st 1998
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 105
Edition language: English
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...
Grade: 5th I love Andrew Clements and Frindle! This is a story about how a boy makes up a new word for pen. I will do a novel study with this book in my class. This is a great book to get students creativeness flowing. We will intertwine this lesson with how to use a dictionary. Throughout the sto...
This is a cute quick read for upper grades. Nick Allen has always had a creative side and then he lands in Mrs. Granger's 5th grade class. Mrs. Granger is all about vocabulary and it leaves Nick wondering, who makes a word, a word? So Nick decides to invent a word "Frindle" which Nick says is anothe...
Did you ever question why something is called what it is? Nick here does. He decides a pen is not a pen, but a Frindle. Apparently, everyone likes the idea and it catches quick. Unrealistically quick, but this is a middle grade book so taking that in stride.I loved his teacher Mrs. Granger. She l...
In Frindle, the main character takes something that's already been invented (a pen), remarkets it and makes a fortune. In real life, Andrew Clements took something that had already been done a billion times (crappy kids' lit), remarketed it as 'original' and made a fortune. See any similarities?