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Frindle

Frindle

Escrito por Andrew Clements

Narrado por Keith Nobbs


Frindle

Escrito por Andrew Clements

Narrado por Keith Nobbs

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Jun 23, 2009
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9780743581714
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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 everÉthe 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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Andrew Clements is the author of picture books and novels for young readers, including Because Your Daddy Loves You and the perennial bestseller Frindle. He lives in Baldwin, Maine, and can also be found at www.andrewclements.com.

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  • (5/5)
    Nick, a lovable troublemaker famous in school for distracting teachers and avoiding homework, picks a fight with his fifth grade language arts teacher about the origin of words and the authority of the dictionary. His new word for pen spreads like wildfire, resulting in chaos, punishment, and ultimately national fame. A gentle, amusing tale, this chapter book both empowers children and shows the wisdom and humanity of even the stodgiest of teachers. It is thought provoking as well as humorous. This book would appeal to a wide range of students, both boys and girls. I would recommend it in a public or school library for upper elementary students.
  • (4/5)
    Nick Allen was not, by his own admission, one of the bad kids, the good kids, or the smart kids. He was entirely himself, an individual with a keen sense of humor and an original mind. Disinclined toward doing lots of work, he tangled with his fifth-grade Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Granger, and found himself researching dictionaries, and the origins of words. Taking to heart the idea that meaning is created by all of a language's speakers, he creates a new word for pen - 'frindle' - that soon catches on at his school. But is he ready for the conflict with Mrs. Granger and other authority figures that this will ignite...?First published in 1996, and a perennial favorite since then, Frindle is an immensely engaging story, one that is both humorous and heartwarming, and one that encourages young readers to think about the power of words, and of the speaker's role in using (or creating) them. I imagine that quite a few budding linguists got their start with Andrew Clements' book. Nick is an appealing character, a real boy with plenty of good qualities but some weaknesses as well. I thought the author's depiction of his withdrawal into himself, after achieving fame - his timidity, upon discovering his own power - was quite perceptive. I also thought the depiction of Mrs. Granger was spot on - I too have known people who seem quite daunting, but whose respect can be won through honest and principles opposition, rather than thoughtless capitulation. Recommended to children - early chapter-book range, I would say - looking for fun and thought-provoking school stories.
  • (5/5)
    This novel tells the story of a boy, Nick Allen, who makes a pact with his friends to change the word "pen" to "frindle" at his school. It catches on wildly, and lands Nick in a world he never expected. It is an amazing story that shows children that they are able to accomplish things they never imagined possible.
  • (4/5)
    frindle is a book that i would recmend to read
  • (5/5)
    A great book that is heartwarming, funny and full of life. I'm so in love with this author right now and I must say this is the best book I've read by him yet.
  • (5/5)
    This is one of my favorite children's books. Nick is a creative kid, but he meets his match with Mrs. Granger, his fifth grade English teacher. What happens in this story is when a boy uses his creativity and creates something spectacular.
  • (4/5)
    Nick wondered why people had to say a pen 'a pen' then he makes a new word, but then he had trouble with Mrs. Granger. This is a perfect book to people who has same question with Nick!
  • (4/5)
    A very creative look at how words are (sometimes) coined. The author was obviously once a teacher and has also not forgotten how kids think. Fun and realistic!
  • (4/5)
    my fourth grade teacher read us this book it is exilent
  • (5/5)
    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...until he meets Mrs. Granger. It's then that Nick's place among his peers is questioned as she challenges him to think more creatively than ever before. The humor, inventiveness, determination, and perspicacity of our main characters makes this an instant favorite for all ages. This is a super fast read (I read it in an afternoon commute in its entirety and I'm not a particularly fast reader.) and I think it would be a great one for reluctant readers especially if you're reading with them at home. Bonus: It's educational without ever really making that a big thing which is the perfect recipe for this age group especially if they're reluctant readers. *hint hint* This book is full of heart and more than a few surprises (this might give the little ones in your life some especially mischievous ideas) which means it gets a 10/10 from me. XD
  • (5/5)
    Excellent writing and characterization. Clements is able to think like a child and write like an adult seamlessly.
  • (4/5)
    This is a book about a boy named Nick inventing a new word instead of the word pen.Nick is a clever boy.And his friends likes him, because Nick helps his classmates do not study and he also helps his classmates skip over the test for asking the question again and again.(Nick has a big imagination.) Then when he goes to fifth grade, everything got different. When Nick asked a question to his teacher, the teacher said to found out the answer for the classmates. So he did. After few days he call his friend and oath that they would not say pen , they would say frindle instead.
  • (4/5)
    Nick Allen is a fifth grader who has lots of big ideas. He is also a clever boy, always good at distracting teachers and killing time, and a genius at preventing them from assigning homework. He's a little concerned about meeting his fifth-grade English teacher, Mrs. Granger, who is known for her no-nonsense and strict demeanor. When they first meet the battle of wills begin. Nick tries to use his signature move of asking a last minute question that will derail homework assigning, and Mrs. Granger responds by asking Nick to research the topic and write an essay on it.
  • (2/5)
    This book was about a guy named nick and some other people like mis Granger. Who is a mean teacher in the book and who is always fighting with nick.And nick is a kid who is a bad kid and is not doing right.And then he did something that mrs granger alwas will not like and nick came up with a word called frindle witch means a pen.but nick feels like he has a right to say the word.Because the word is in the dictinary and mrs granger loves diconary.And everyone starts calling a pen frindle.And later nick becomes a good kid and goes of to colledge and him and mrs granger gets along then.
  • (5/5)
    I found this book to be fun and entertaining to read.
  • (4/5)
    The perfect middle grade book.
  • (5/5)
    Fifth grader Nick has been making school a lot more fun since third grade. This year his teacher does not deal with unruly actions. He comes up with a wonderful idea. His best one yet. His going to make a new name for his pen. And that name is FRINDLE! He thought it would be funny to trick Mrs.Granger. All his fellow class members begin to use the word frindle and it even people around the country. his parents are Mrs.Granger and very upest with Nick. They want him to stop all of this but he can not now it is out of his control. This book is great to show children that you can do anything if you try hard enough.
  • (5/5)
    mrs.granger did not like nicks new word frindle it is good
  • (5/5)
    GREAT!!!BOOK!!!!
  • (3/5)
    Nick is not a good kid or a bad kid or a really smart kid; Nick is an idea kid. He's also the best class interrupter in the whole school - until he gets to Mrs. Granger's 5th-grade language arts class. A simple question about the dictionaries that Mrs. Granger loves - meant to distract her from giving the night's homework - leads to an oral report by Nick on the history of the dictionary and how words are created. What at first seems like Nick's defeat soon leads to his best idea ever: He will create a word. Which is how Nick and his friends start calling their pens "frindles." Mrs. Granger refuses to accept the new word for pen, which has been quickly adopted by the entire 5th-grade class, fighting against the 5th graders every step of the way. Once the whole school gets involved though, Nick begins to realize that while he started the "frindle" movement, it's now far beyond his control.

    Lots of humor and an everykid main character makes this book highly enjoyable - although parts of the story feel smooshed together and Clements seems to do a lot more telling than showing. We hear how the story mushrooms from one news person to the next, but we don't actually see any of the national level attention. We hear that Nick goes on David Letterman, but we don't hear anything beyond that about his experiences traveling the talk show circuit and how missing school(as one would assume he must) affects his life there. Still, Frindle is a very interesting look at word origins that could inspire many curricular projects.

    November 2008 Cover 2 Cover selection.
  • (4/5)
    This is a fun read. My favorite part about this book is that it advocates for taking the things one learns in a classroom and extending them out to make real change. This is the kind of thing that all teachers hope that their students would do. I also love that, even after Nick gets sick of all the attention his creation of "Friendle" gets him, he never loses who he is and he goes on to make even m/ore changes. I also really enjoyed that the illustrator of this book is Brian Selznick, the author and illustrator of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck. I do wish that there was a bit more dialogue throughout the book to add more depth to the characters, however, this is a fun read that encourages students to think outside the box.
  • (4/5)
    Nick Allen is a clever student who prides himself on his ability to waste time in class--to ask that last question right before the homework is assigned that is guaranteed to get the teacher off on a tangent that goes nowhere--and guarantees no homework assignment that night. He is the master at it until he finds himself in Mrs. Granger's fifth grade class, where his question gets him assigned extra work. Nick soon comes up with a clever plan to turn the tables on Granger by inventing a new word for ordinary item -- a frindle. What starts as a trick to upset a rigid teacher soon snowballs beyond anything either of them can control.Fast paced and fun to read and discuss, this clever book will engage readers-- from every surprising plot twist to it's satisfying end.
  • (4/5)
    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 lets nothing slip past her and if you try, you'll regret it! She and Nick push each other but it also challenges one another in good ways. Although I do wish she has a slightly better attitude toward the outcome of the plan she unwittingly unleashed. Especially when she starts making the students write sentences. And, on a side note, apparently writing sentences isn't very common anymore. My brothers have nod idea what that is in school. So it might seem a bit dated now to some youth.

    This story makes you stop and think but is also lighthearted and amusing. The levels Frindle reaches are crazy yet it is what makes it such a good story.
  • (4/5)
    I like this book. For one, I like it because of how it is written. Because it is written as a young, school-aged boys, its audience can better relate to it (as it is intended for school-age children). I also like this book because of the sort of 'whimsy' to it. It is common for students in 2nd or 3rd grade to make up words, and by showing students that they can create their own word and can make it a part of everyday language, shows that students are able to make a difference and are able to make a change. The main idea of the story is just that, that even children can change something in the world.
  • (4/5)
    The main character, Nick, learns some information about how words are created, he comes up with an idea. The frindle. He shows his friends the findle and they start using the word. Before long, his town starts using the word, too. It all becomes to much and Nick's teacher wants him to end all of it. Nick isn't in control anymore, even if he stops using the word it is already spreading across the country.
  • (4/5)
    I really enjoy using this book in both literature circles and as a read aloud. It is a fun way to teach kids about dictionaries, words, and their orgins. The story of the boy and his relationship with the "hard teacher" is so fun for the kids to read about. The end of the book always makes me cry! I love books that teach kids that with determination and hard work they can accomplish anything.
  • (4/5)
    Add Frindle to your Middle Reader's summer reading list!I read this book with my 7 year old last week. He wanted to read a book with me, but didn't want me to read it aloud - he's too big for that, I guess. So, he and I lay in bed reading quietly to ourselves. Then, we would talk about each section we had just read. Often, we would read three or four chapters in a session, because neither one of us wanted to put the book down!Nick Allen is a smart kid. He has a knack for asking the right questions to get a teacher off topic for the last 15 minutes of class, in order to distract her from assigning homework. Mrs. Granger isn't your average teacher and Nick's trick backfires, and he is assigned to do a research project on what makes a word a word. How do words come to be in the dictionary? Nick comes up with his greatest idea yet - Frindle. Frindle is another name for a pen, according to fifth-grade student, Nick Allen! A word has meaning because you say so, at least that's what his teacher, Mrs. Granger said. Nick decides to test her theory, and her, by getting all the students in the school to stop using the word "pen" and start using the word "frindle." Nick's experiment erupts into something bigger than neither he nor Mrs. Granger could ever have imagined. I had so much fun reading this book, and it sparked some wonderful discussions with my son, not only about words and how they come to be in the dictionary, but about the power of imagination and creativity.I highly recommend Frindle. It's a thought provoking story that's age-appropriate and NOT about gross bodily functions. My son and I are looking forward to our next book by Andrew Clements.
  • (4/5)
    This book, was read to me in third grade by one of my teachers. What i do remember is that there was this pen that everybody kept calling a frindle.
  • (5/5)
    This book is about a boy who makes up a word for the word pen. He gets all of his friends to start saying it and people start catching on. Then someone gets in the way. They don't like how they changed the way of living. I think you should read this book because it had some great parts in it.
  • (5/5)
    My two kids both loved this book years ago when they were in elementary school, so I'm glad I finally got around to reading it. I'm a big fan of Andrew Clements, and this book only reinforced my admiration. Frindle has a great message, told in a very kid pleasing way.