Publication Date: December 19, 1996
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 830L, Grades 4 - 6
Interest Level: Grades 4 - 8, Age Range: 9 to 12
Major Awards: Christopher Award
Number of Pages: 122 pages
Word Count: 16232
Audible Book Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
Book Themes: Language - the Value of Words, Creativity, Power and Rules, Inspirational People
Genre: fiction, children's literature
Setting: mid 1990's, small town of Westfield, New Hampshire, much of the action takes place at Lincoln Elementary School
From this day on and forever, I will never use the word PEN again. Instead, I will use the word FRINDLE, and I will do everything possible so others will, too.
First Line: If you asked the kids and the teachers at Lincoln Elementary School to make three lists—all of the really bad kids, all the really smart kids, and all the really good kids—Nick Allen would not be on any of them.
Point of View: third person omniscient