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Author: Andrew Clements Narrator: Keith Nobbs Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9780743581714
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Is 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 everÉthe 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 anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Will have readers smiling all the way through...hilarious.” 

    Horn Book (starred review)

  • Will have readers smiling all the way through...hilarious. The Horn Book, starred review
  • A captivating tale -- one to press upon children, and one they'll be passing among themselves. Kirkus, pointered review
  • “The chess-like sparring between the gifted Nicholas and his crafty teacher is enthralling, while Mrs. Granger is that rarest of the breed: a teacher the children fear and complain about for the school year, and love and respect forever after.” 


  • “Andrew Clements writes realistic stories that bring life to the classroom…He makes Nick, who could easily become a wisecracking teacher’s nightmare, into a creative, curious boy who loves to stir things up as he chafes at the restrictions of classroom learning. This story is a celebration of the power of learning.”


  • Winner of the 1999 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bookworm | 7/31/2013

    " Great, except I prefer taking books one at a time, especially when it doesn't mean taking the risk of not being able to start reading "my next book" when I go to begin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 7/16/2013

    " I was obessed with all of Andrew Clements books when I was in elementary school I read all of them.I still love them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devin | 1/18/2011

    " Very creative book. I really think it will inspire young students to "think outside the box" and recognize the power they have to accomplish great things. A very fun, short read that I plan to keep in my classroom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 5/31/2010

    " They were very good because it seems like most of these books are like boys against girls. I find that very interesting. "

About the Author

Sandra Burr is an AudioFile Earphones Award–wining narrator. She has read more than one hundred books in her career, including the New York Times bestselling Cedar Cove romance series by Debbie Macomber.

About the Narrator

Keith Nobbs is a stage, television, and film actor who is best known for his portrayal of Joey Ice Cream in the television series The Black Donnellys. He has acted on Broadway with the Roundabout Theatre Company and appeared in such television shows as The Sopranos, Law & Order, and New York Undercover.