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The School Story | [Andrew Clements]

The School Story

Twelve-year-old Natalie Nelson has written a powerful school story. It's a short novel called "The Cheater," and her best friend Zoe is certain it should be published. All Natalie has to do is give the manuscript to her mom, an editor at a big publishing house. However, Natalie doesn't want any favors from her mom. Still, Zoe won't drop the idea.
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Publisher's Summary

Twelve-year-old Natalie Nelson has written a powerful school story. It's a short novel called "The Cheater," and her best friend Zoe is certain it should be published. All Natalie has to do is give the manuscript to her mom, an editor at a big publishing house. However, Natalie doesn't want any favors from her mom. Still, Zoe won't drop the idea.

Spurred into action, Natalie invents a pen name for herself, and Zoe becomes a self-styled literary agent. But if the girls are to succeed, they'll need support from their wary English teacher, legal advice from Zoe's tough-talking father, and some clever maneuvering to outwit the overbearing editor-in-chief of Shipley Junior Books.

Andrew Clements delights his audience with this story of two irrepressible girls who use their talent, ingenuity and a little cunning to make a young writer's dream come true.

©2001 Andrew Clements; (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"A standout. Indeed a 'school story,' this is at heart a tale about the love between a father and a daughter." (Publishers Weekly)
"A highly original plot with plenty of intriguing side stories makes this...thoroughly satisfying." (Amazon.com)

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    We listened to this book in the car on the long drive to vacation. It was enjoyed by our 1st grader, our 4th grader, plus 2 adults.
    If you're looking for a family book to take along for the ride, this is a good choice.

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    I listened to this book with my son and daughter and we all really enjoyed it. We especially liked the way that the speaker made the story come to life. The characters in this book were great and we were sad to see the story end. We wish that audible carried more Andrew Clements books. We would listen to them all.

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