September 16, 2010
Frindle: frin-dəl – noun. It is a new word created by Nicholas “Nick” Allen to replace the word “pen.”
Why don't all the words in the dictionary mean what they say? Mrs. Granger doesn’t understand. She has to be the worst English teacher EVER! Nick decides to start using the word “frindle” instead of pen, and it catches on quickly. All the kids in school are using it, and pretty soon it is the coolest word in school. The teachers do not like it though. They try all sorts of wild stunts to stop the kids from using THAT word!
Andrew Clement’s first book is great! It is such a fun read that answers the question, “What would happen if I came up with a word that everyone (except the teachers) liked?”. Frindle has won numerous awards, including the Sasquatch Children’s Book Award, and with an award name like that, the book HAS to be good!
Blue Springs South Branch