FC: Andrew Clements By: Thomas McManus
1: Andrew Clements was born in Camden, New Jersey. | His family was full of big readers.
2: When Andrew was young he loved to read at his family's quite cabin. His favorite books were the Winnie the Pooh books.
3: When Andrew was young he wasn't a very good writer. | Later he was told by many professors that he was a good writer.
4: He was invited by one professor to help teach one of his classes. | Later he majored in English Literature.
5: Andrew was a teacher before he was a writer. | He was fired as a teacher many times because of budget cuts
6: He worked for a small publisher in how to books. | Later he became an editorial director for the company.
7: The first novel he wrote was Frindle. | He got the idea of Frindle while talking to a first grader about how words are made.
8: Frindle received 21 awards including the Christopher award. | He has written a total of 70 books!
9: He has remakes of his books all over the world. | He was once a songwriter too.
10: His most popular book is Frindle, it has sold over 2.5 million copies. | He has over 9 million books in print around the world.
11: In his free time he likes to draw and write poetry | When he was writing his first book he didn't like to write for fun, but eventually it changed.
12: Most of his books are of student teacher conflicts. | A lot of his books star fifth graders
13: Now He writes in a shed in his backyard He says the reason he can write so much is because he writes one word at a time.
14: The School Story Things not seen | Frindle The Janitor's Boy No Talking Lunch Money Lost and found. The Jacket The Report Card | Some books he has written are...
15: The book I read was No Talking. In this book the boys and the boys and the girls always have competitions to see who's better.
16: Their grade level has a reputation for talking a lot. So the have a competition to see who can say the least words in two days.
17: The rules were you couldn't talk unless you were asked a question by an adult, and you could only answer with three words.
18: Both groups try extremely hard to win, so hard that parents and teachers get confused why their kids aren't talking. The final feud is in the lunch room, so read the book to find out who wins.
19: "This Presentation contains copyrighted material used under the educational fair use exemption to U.S. Copyright law." (Simpson, 70)