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Andrew Clements is the author of several picture books, including Billy and the Bad Teacher and Big Al. He taught in the public schools near Chicago for seven years before moving East to begin a career in publishing. The idea for Frindle grew out of a talk he gave about writing to a group of second graders. He says this about his book: "Frindle is...about discovering the true nature of words, language, thought, community, learning. It's also about great teaching and great teachers, and about the life that surges through corridors and classrooms every school day." Mr. Clements lives in Westborough, Massachusetts, with his wife and their four children.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Teacher-student relationships Fiction, Words, New Fiction, Schools Fiction