by Andrew Clements | Grades: 4-7 | Ages: 8-12 | Lexile Level: 830
About Frindle by Andrew Clements
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.
"Will have readers smiling all the way through...hilarious." -- "The Horn Book", starred review
"A captivating tale -- one to press upon children, and one they'll be passing among themselves." -- "Kirkus", pointered review
AwardsYoung Reader's Choice Award | Winner | Grades 4-8 | 1999
California Young Reader Medal | Nominee | Intermediate | 2000
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award | Winner | Grades 4-8 | 1999
Georgia Children's Book Award | Winner | Children's Book | 1999