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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  • robbiepittman
    robbiepittmanFriday, August 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm
    I can't wait
    • jimmybarnes
      jimmybarnesFriday, August 28, 2015 at 12:20 pm
      Nick is really funny and smart!
      • joquanhoward
        joquanhowardFriday, August 28, 2015 at 9:24 am
        This book is amazing.
        • shayleedriskoll
          shayleedriskollFriday, August 28, 2015 at 9:21 am55 stars
          I love this book!!It was really good!!!!!!!Do u like frindle?Have u read it?
          • tatiannacreager
            tatiannacreagerFriday, August 28, 2015 at 9:21 am55 stars
            i love this book so much
            • sarahhill
              sarahhillFriday, August 28, 2015 at 9:20 am44 stars
              I think it is a really good book and it is funny
              • 5apena1
                5apena1Monday, August 24, 2015 at 12:07 pm
                I lIke this book it's really cool ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating
                • ler403150
                  ler403150Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:51 am
                  It looks epic
                  • tneuroth
                    tneurothThursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:00 am55 stars
                    I like the book and my favorite part is in the beginning when He dumps the sand in the classroom.
                    • abarboza
                      abarbozaThursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:59 am
                      The book is amazing it seems like it could be real but not. It's amazing how one kid can invent a whole new word.

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