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The School Storyby Andrew Clements
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Two middle school girls scheme to publish a book in this novel from Andrew Clements, the author of andlt;Iandgt;Frindleandlt;/Iandgt;.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Natalie's best friend, Zoe, is sure that the novel Natalie's written is good enough to be published. But how can a twelve-year-old girl publish a book? Natalie's mother is an editor for a big children's publisher, but Natalie doesn't want to ask for any favors.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Then Zoe has a brilliant idea: Natalie can submit her manuscript under a pen name, with Zoe acting as her literary agent. But it's not easy for two sixth graders to put themselves over as grown-ups, even with some help from a couple of andlt;Iandgt;realandlt;/Iandgt; grown-ups who are supportive but skeptical. The next bestselling school story may be in their handsand#8212;but can Natalie and Zoe pull off their masquerade?
Twelve-year-old Natalie has written a story her best friend says is good enough to publish. But how can two sixth graders conquer the tough world of children's publishing? Illustrations.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Brian Selznickandlt;/bandgt; is the author and illustrator of the bestselling andlt;iandgt;The Invention of Hugo Cabret,andlt;/iandgt; which was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the illustrator of many books for children, including andlt;iandgt;Frindleandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Lunch Moneyandlt;/iandgt; by Andrew Clements, as well as the andlt;iandgt;Doll Peopleandlt;/iandgt; trilogy by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, and andlt;iandgt;The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkinsandlt;/iandgt; by Barbara Kerley, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Selznick divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.
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