cover image Frindle

Frindle

Andrew Clements, Author, Brian Selznick, Illustrator Aladdin Paperbacks $5.99 (112p) ISBN 978-0-689-81876-9

Trying to aggravate a tough language-arts teacher, a fifth-grade boy invents a new word for pen: ""frindle."" Soon, the whole country is using it. ""Dictionary lovers will cotton to this mild classroom fantasy,"" said PW. Ages 8-12. (Feb.)