One Writer’s Journey

December 5, 2019

RIP Andrew Clements

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 3:25 am
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Sadness.  Tuesday I learned that children’s author Andrew Clements died on November 28.  The author of more than 80 books for young readers, he is probably best known for Frindle.  

Please tell me you know this book.  Frindle is the story of Nick Allen whose teacher is wild for the dictionary.  Nick decides to invent a new word and starts calling his ink pen a frindle.  Soon his friends are using the word and the phenomenon spreads.

It is easy to see how this book would appeal to middle graders.  They aren’t little kids but they don’t have a lot of power.  To think that they could invent a new word and change a book that a teacher relies on to put student’s in their place?  Wow.  Just wow.

It really is a funny story. It wasn’t hard to see why my son loved it.

Why not join mean in celebrating the legacy of Andew Clements by visiting your library?  There are picture books, series titles and stand alone titles.  Me?  I’m starting with We the Children, book 1 in the Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School series.  Spy books written for grade school kids.  Yeah, I get the appeal of this too.

Check out one.  Check out ten.  My library has 91 listings for Clements.  Thats print books, MP3 files, book club kits and more.

So many fantastic titles.  He will definitely be missed.

–SueBE

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