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Frindle | [Andrew Clements]

Frindle

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1998 Andrew Clements; ©2009 Simon & Schuster

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    Darrin SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 06-30-11
    Darrin SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 06-30-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Great family road trip book!"

    We have listened to lots of books on our road trips over the years, and this one was my family's favorite. (Family consists of me, wife, 11 year old boy and 9 year old girl.) The story was funny and kept moving enough to keep us entertained on the long road. The reading was lively and understandable for the kids, who sometimes struggle on road trips to understand. The only downside was that it is relatively short, so we needed several other books to pass the time.

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    Margaret Greer 08-12-14 Member Since 2012
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    "difficulties getting this file to download"
    What disappointed you about Frindle?

    I am having so many issues with getting this file to download. I am canceling my subscription.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susanne VetteMoseley Oshkosh, WI 04-25-14
    Susanne VetteMoseley Oshkosh, WI 04-25-14 Member Since 2004

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    "Great book!"
    What did you love best about Frindle?

    All around great story... My son is 7 and listens to tons of books... this is a repeat favorite... and the ending is a mom's dream... :)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah MCKINNEY, TX, United States 01-29-14
    Deborah MCKINNEY, TX, United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2010
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    "My kids love this book."
    Would you listen to Frindle again? Why?

    Yes. This is one of the rare books my boys want to read again and again.


    What other book might you compare Frindle to and why?

    Oggie cooder, how to eat fried worms. Other stories about young boys and their adventures. Similar light -hearted action.


    Have you listened to any of Keith Nobbs’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. He was good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. It's short line the other reviewer said its great for a road trip.


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    Shaffer T Cormell Blythe, CA, USA 03-31-13
    Shaffer T Cormell Blythe, CA, USA 03-31-13
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    "Lessons on Learning, Individuality and Forgiveness"

    My 11 year-old daughter, her friend and I listened to this book on a short Saturday roadtrip. This story deals with the handling of differing opinions, with kindness, respect and heart. After we had finished listening to the story, our daughter's friend said she had already read the book twice.

    Great Book!

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    Stephanie United States 12-19-12
    Stephanie United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great experience!"
    What made the experience of listening to Frindle the most enjoyable?

    The reader's voice was easy to listen to and brought the story to life. The story itself is enjoyable and moves fast.


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    Vanessa United States 02-15-12
    Vanessa United States 02-15-12
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    "A good book to listen to."
    Would you listen to Frindle again? Why?

    I would listen to this story again. It was a fun story to listen to at least twice!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a funny story.


    Have you listened to any of Keith Nobbs’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A trouble maker trying to make it through school.


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