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Annotation: An imaginative tale about creative thought, a boy, his teacher, his classmates and the power of words.
Catalog Number: #110726
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Aladdin
Copyright Date: 1996
Edition Date: 1998
Illustrator: Selznick, Brian,
Pages: 105 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-689-81876-9 Perma-Bound: 0-605-60807-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-689-81876-9 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-60807-8
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 95026671
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
ALA Booklist (Sun Sep 01 00:00:00 CDT 1996)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Horn Book (Mon Apr 01 00:00:00 CST 1996)
Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
Wilson's Children's Catalog
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Word Count: 16,232
Reading Level: 5.4
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.4 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 16637 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.8 / points:5.0 / quiz:Q04243
Lexile: 830L
Guided Reading Level: R
Fountas & Pinnell: R

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.

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