“Frindle” – One word has the capacity to change lives of many. And this word Frindle does it. So now lets know what this word is all about and what all miracle it did.
Have you ever met a boy whose one idea gone viral so fast and reached to whole of the nation? Here he is, Nick. Nick is a fifth grader with a lot of motivation to create what he imagines. He is the boy with full of ideas. He begins to question the norms of society and thinks as to why words has to be called for what they are called.
He decides to rename the word ‘pen’ and give it an alternate name “Frindle“. And here comes the twist in the story. Nick begins to use this word with his classmates, and slowly all his friends and classmates gets attracted to this word. Gradually with time, other people in town starts using this word “Frindle”, instead of using the word Pen. Soon Nick becomes the hero of the town. His teacher tries all her ways to stop this word, but it spreads like anything. Everyone tries to demoralise that little boy, but he was firm with his intelligence and creativity. What a brave boy he is, Isn’t he? And guess what, later in the story, we will see that his new word “Frindle” gets ticket to the pages of dictionary. Yes, that word was included in the dictionary. It was a reward for Nick, and for all those young minds who are trying to do something new, challenging the very norms of our society.
About the Author
Andrew Clements(1949) is an American writer of many children’s fiction. He wrote sixty seven books between 1985 and 2004. His books generally talks about children’s world. He always try to question Adult’s rules and regulations and questions the society. His most acclaimed book, Frindle (1996) won more than 35 awards including the phoenix Award. The National Education Association included Frindle in the top 10 books for children.
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