☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Frindle By Andrew Clements ❤ – Heartforum.co.uk From bestselling and award winning author Andrew Clements, a quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words that will have readers inventing their own wordsIs Nick Allen a trou From bestselling and award winning author Andrew Clements, a quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words that will have readers inventing their own wordsIs Nick Allen a troublemaker 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 everthe 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 any The new word is spreading across the country, and there s nothing Nick can do to stop it.
I was born in Camden, New Jersey in and lived in Oaklyn and Cherry Hill until the middle of sixth grade Then we moved to Springfield, Illinois My parents were avid readers and they gave that love of books and reading to me and to all my brothers and sisters I didn t think about being a writer at all back then, but I did love to read I m certain there s a link between reading good books and becoming a writer I don t know a single writer who wasn t a reader firstBefore moving to Illinois, and even afterwards, our family spent summers at a cabin on a lake in Maine There was no TV there, no phone, no doorbell and email wasn t even invented All day there was time to swim and fish and mess around outside, and every night, there was time to read I know those quiet summers helped me begin to think like a writerDuring my senior year at Springfield High School my English teacher handed back a poem I d written Two things were amazing about that paper First, I d gotten an A a rare event in this teacher s class And she d also written in large, scrawly red writing, Andrew this poem is so funny This should be published That praise sent me off to Northwestern University feeling like I was a pretty good writer, and occasionally professors there also encouraged me and complimented the essays I was required to write as a literature major But I didn t write much on my own just some poetry now and then I learned Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB to play guitar and began writing songs, but again, only when I Paperback ñ Frindle PDF Ä felt like it Writing felt like hard work something that s still true todayAfter the songwriting came my first job in publishing I worked for a small publisher who specialized in how to books, the kind of books that have photos with informative captions below each one The book in which my name first appeared in print is called A Country Christmas Treasury I d built a number of the projects featured in the book, and I was listed as one of the craftspeople on the acknowlegements page, in tiny, tiny typeIn I began trying to write a story about a boy who makes up a new word That book eventually became my first novel, Frindle, published in , and you can read the whole story of how it developed on another web site, frindle Frindle became popular,popular than any of my books before or since at least so far And it had the eventual effect of turning me into a full time writer I ve learned that I need time and a quiet place to think and write These days, I spend a lot of my time sitting in a small shed about seventy feet from my back door at our home in Massachusetts There s a woodstove in there for the cold winters, and an air conditioner for the hot summers There s a desk and chair, and I carry a laptop computer back and forth But there s no TV, no phone, no doorbell, no email And the woodstove and the pine board walls make the place smell just like that cabin in Maine where I spent my earliest summers Sometimes kids ask how I ve been able to write so many books The answer is simple one word at a time Which is a good lesson, I think You don t have to do everything at once You don t have to know how every story is going to end You just have to take that next step, look for that next idea, write that next word And growing up, it s the same way We just have to go to that next class, read that next chapter, help that next person You simply have to do that next good thing, and before you know it, you re living a good life.
- 105 pages
- Andrew Clements
- 27 August 2019 Andrew Clements