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Frindle (1996)

by Andrew Clements

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In the book Frindle, Nick becomes upset when he realizes his new fifth grade English teacher would be the dreaded Mrs. Granger. One day, Nick created the word "frindle" for pen, and it spread like wild fire. Although the students loved it, Mrs. Granger disliked it immensely, and made her students stay after school hoping it would stop. It soon became a national word, and now everyone was using the word frindle. Nick became very famous! The central message here is to be creative and even if someone does not like what you have come up with, stick with it because creativity it key. ( )
  OliviaRubino | Mar 14, 2017 |
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  SteppLibrary | Mar 8, 2017 |
In this Story a 5th grade student learns the power of one person when he goes on an eccentric journey to make frindle the new word for pen. Mrs. Granger, Nick's 5th grade teacher, has Nick write a paper on how words make it into the dictionary after he attempts to get the class of topic. However, this plan backs fires after Nick decided to start using the word frindle instead of pen. Soon Nick's word begins to spread all through the school, and community, eventually becoming a word. Through this Nick learns two important lessons how a word becomes a word, and how much impact one person can have. ( )
  CourtneyHowe | Mar 1, 2017 |
Nicholas Allen is a fifth-grader with a very creative mind and a knack for causing trouble. Many of his teachers do not see through his procrastination in class, but Ms. Granger does. She assigns Nick more homework instead of answering his question in class. Nick does a report on the dictionary and learns that people create the words in the dictionary. Nick begins using the word “frindle” in place of the word “pen” and gets his friends to follow along. Soon the new word spreads like wildfire, and kids all across the country are using this new word.
I remember reading this story in middle school, and I always loved it. I think Nick is a very smart kid, and he comes up with ideas I would have never thought about. I think it is very interesting to read about a new word coming to life because as Nick says in the story, someone made up all the words in the dictionary. The writing style makes this book appropriate for elementary school students, and I think it’s a very fun book to share with students. ( )
  mkstorey | Feb 1, 2017 |
I really like this story and have enjoyed it since I read it in the fourth grade. This is a story that shows the power of one creative mind. The big idea is to encourage children to think outside of the box and to never give up. A fifth grade boy named Nick calls a pen “frindle” because he likes that word better. Despite teachers telling him to stop using the word, he spreads the term throughout the school and gains popularity. I believe this book has a great message, but do not like how it emphasizes the success of a student who did not listen to his teachers. However, it encourages an open mind and challenging popular beliefs to be unique, which is inspiring. The book helps children think about ethical questions and challenges them to think about other perspectives. For example, a teacher can ask students, “Do you think Nick should have been in trouble for creating the word frindle even though it became a word in the dictionary many years later?” . The main character is relatable because he is spontaneous, creative, silly, and the same age as most readers. There are not many illustrations since it is a chapter book for older children. The amount of text on each page is appropriate for a 4th-5th grade age level because the print is fairly large and not too overwhelming. The book is 105 pages, so it is good for elementary school students who have moved past a beginner’s chapter book,but are not ready for young adult novels. ( )
  NicoleFrankel | Dec 14, 2016 |
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For Becky, Charles, George, Nate, and John - A.C.
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If you asked the kids and the teachers at Lincoln Elementary School to make three lists- all the really bad kids, all the really smart kids, and all the really good kids- Nick Allen would not be on any of them. Nick deserved a list of his own, and everyone knew it.
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So many things have gone out of date. But after all these years, words are still important. Words are still needed by everyone. Words are still used to think with, write with, to dream with, to hope and pray with. And that is why I love the dictionary. It endures. It works. And as you know, it also changes and grows.
"This is not an easy visit for me. We are having some trouble at school, and it appears Nick is in the middle of it."
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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 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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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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When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.

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