Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. Who can forget the time he turned his third-grade classroom into a tropical island, or the times he fooled his teacher by chirping like a blackbird? But now Nick's in fifth grade, and it looks like his days as a troublemaker are over. Everyone knows that Mrs. Granger, the language arts teacher, has X-ray vision, and nobody gets away with anything in her classroom. To make matters worse, she's also a fanatic about the dictionary, which is hopelessly boring to Nick. But when Nick learns an interesting tidbit about words and where they come from, it inspires his greatest plan yet: to invent a new word. From now on, a pen is no longer a pen -- it's a frindle. It doesn't take long for frindle to take root, and soon the excitement spreads well beyond his school and town. His parents and Mrs. Granger would like Nick to put an end to all this nonsense. But frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. All he can do now is sit back and watch what happens.
This quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words will have readers inventing their own words. Brian Selznick's black-and-white illustrations enhance the humor in this unforgettable story.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published on October 7, 2002 by Simon & Schuster Children's
ISBN-10: 0689837038
ISBN-13: 9780689837036
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  • jewel17
    jewel17Monday, December 21, 2015 at 9:01 am
    That book is raw
    • reading101
      reading101Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 3:52 pm
      love it
      • dancer345
        dancer345Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 3:01 pm
        I love this book:):):)
        • pro readerFriday, November 20, 2015 at 12:04 pm
          The book Frindle is about kid named Nick in the 5 grade. In stead of calling a pen a pen ,he called
          • bella8641
            bella8641Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 3:39 pm
            I don't like this authors books, no offense. Most books he wrote do not have a great plot, but just like School Story, its great as someones first book. But idk if these are his "first batches"!
            • 1122swag
              1122swagThursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:34 am
              This an amazing book I love it because it's just cool how nick created the world frindle. And everybody started using it.
              • connerbridges
                connerbridgesFriday, August 28, 2015 at 12:25 pm
                It was cool when the kid maid up friendle.
                • rezonnawalton
                  rezonnawaltonFriday, August 28, 2015 at 12:23 pm
                  it so funny i hope it funny at the end of it
                  • rishaspence
                    rishaspenceFriday, August 28, 2015 at 12:23 pm
                    Amazing Book
                    • shannonrollen
                      shannonrollenFriday, August 28, 2015 at 12:23 pm
                      i am on the 7th chapter

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