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Andrew Clements (1) (1949–2019)

Author of Frindle

For other authors named Andrew Clements, see the disambiguation page.

108 Works 49,659 Members 1,196 Reviews 5 Favorited

About the Author

Andrew Clements was born in Camden, New Jersey on May 7, 1949. He received a bachelor's degree in literature from Northwestern University and master's degree in teaching from National Louis University. Before becoming a full-time author, he taught in the public schools north of Chicago for seven show more years, was a singer-songwriter, and worked in publishing. He is well known for his picture book texts, but it was his middle school novel, Frindle, that was a breakthrough for his writing career. Frindle won numerous awards including the Georgia Children's Book Award, the Sasquatch Children's Book Award, the Massachusetts Children's Book Award, the Rhode Island Children's Book Award, and the Year 2000 Young Hoosier Book Award. His other works include The Landry News, The Janitor's Boy, No Talking, Things Not Seen, Things Hoped For, and Things That Are. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Andrew Clements

Frindle (1996) 9,863 copies, 214 reviews
The Report Card (2004) 3,166 copies, 48 reviews
The School Story (2001) 3,004 copies, 17 reviews
Things Not Seen (2002) 2,874 copies, 84 reviews
No Talking (2007) 2,473 copies, 101 reviews
The Landry News (1999) 2,093 copies, 29 reviews
Lunch Money (2005) 1,962 copies, 155 reviews
A Week in the Woods (2002) 1,908 copies, 26 reviews
Big Al (1991) 1,567 copies, 19 reviews
The Last Holiday Concert (2004) 1,553 copies, 17 reviews
The Janitor's Boy (2000) 1,485 copies, 21 reviews
Extra Credit (2009) 1,393 copies, 58 reviews
The Jacket (2002) 1,357 copies, 30 reviews
Room One: A Mystery or Two (2006) 1,315 copies, 14 reviews
Things Hoped For (2006) 1,204 copies, 22 reviews
Jake Drake: Bully Buster (2001) 1,079 copies, 9 reviews
Lost and Found (2008) 1,021 copies, 22 reviews
Dogku (2007) 920 copies, 42 reviews
Jake Drake: Know-It-All (2001) 856 copies, 4 reviews
Troublemaker (2011) 633 copies, 12 reviews
Jake Drake: Teacher's Pet (2001) 520 copies, 5 reviews
Brave Norman : A True Story (2001) 474 copies, 10 reviews
Double Trouble In Walla Walla (1997) 441 copies, 22 reviews
About Average (2012) 389 copies, 15 reviews
The Losers Club (2017) 385 copies, 10 reviews
Jake Drake: Class Clown (2002) 339 copies, 3 reviews
Things That Are (2008) 318 copies, 10 reviews
The Map Trap (2014) 265 copies, 5 reviews
Santa's Secret Helper (1990) 226 copies, 1 review
Big Al and Shrimpy (2002) 206 copies, 11 reviews
A Million Dots (2006) 201 copies, 19 reviews
The Friendship War (2019) 197 copies, 3 reviews
Temple Cat (1991) 182 copies, 5 reviews
Because Your Daddy Loves You (2005) 174 copies, 12 reviews
Dolores and the Big Fire : A True Story (2002) 161 copies, 1 review
Ringo Saves The Day! : A True Story (2001) 159 copies, 1 review
Noah and the Ark and the Animals (1984) 150 copies, 2 reviews
Bright Christmas: An Angel Remembers (1996) 100 copies, 2 reviews
The Handiest Things in the World (2010) 100 copies, 11 reviews
Circus Family Dog (2000) 69 copies, 3 reviews
Because Your Mommy Loves You (2012) 64 copies, 9 reviews
Workshop (1653) 64 copies, 1 review
Robocat (2004) 56 copies
Who Owns the Cow? (1995) 49 copies, 3 reviews
Karen's Island : Watch Me Read (1995) 33 copies, 1 review
Slippers at School (2005) 33 copies, 2 reviews
Slippers At Home (2004) 33 copies, 6 reviews
Because Your Grandparents Love You (2015) 23 copies, 4 reviews
Naptime For Slippers (2005) 23 copies, 2 reviews
The Christmas Kitten (2000) 16 copies, 1 review
Slippers Loves to Run (2006) 16 copies, 1 review
School Rules (2007) 16 copies
Air from Other Planets (2000) 15 copies, 1 review
The Jake Drake Collection (2007) 14 copies
Mother Earth's Counting Book (1992) 14 copies, 2 reviews
Hurricane Andrew (Watch me read) (1999) 13 copies, 2 reviews
Billy & the Bad Teacher (1992) 10 copies, 4 reviews
Tom, Maker of Chairs (2006) 7 copies
The Big Gust (2006) 5 copies
A Strange Day in Mayville (2006) 3 copies
Sem Falar 1 copy
La Gaceta de Landry (2019) 1 copy
Rocky. 1 copy
Le Meilleur des livres (2002) 1 copy
Books 1 copy

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This is a simple, beautifully illustrated version of Noah's Ark.
 
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salem.colorado | 1 other review | Jun 28, 2024 |
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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PlumfieldCH | 213 other reviews | May 9, 2024 |
"Frindle" is a witty and thought-provoking novel that celebrates the creativity and imagination of children and the importance of questioning the status quo.
 
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alexablocker | 213 other reviews | Apr 29, 2024 |
Nick is known to be the funny guy. His main idea is trying to prove to his teacher that words can come out of anywhere. He is creative and always coming up with unique ideas to try and get people to go with them.
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mdmanon | 213 other reviews | Apr 16, 2024 |

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Works
108
Members
49,659
Popularity
#310
Rating
3.9
Reviews
1,196
ISBNs
879
Languages
11
Favorited
5

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