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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.

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Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular andlt;iandgt;Frindleandlt;/iandgt;. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards,andnbsp;including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include andlt;iandgt;About Averageandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Troublemakerandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Moneyandlt;/iandgt;, and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt andamp; the Keepers of the School series. He lives with his wife in Maine and has four grown children. Visit him at;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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njcur, May 4, 2009 (view all comments by njcur)
How can children find a way to communicate with busy parents? Here is a unique solution! It is also a fascinating look at how publishing works. A jewel of a novel. Fun for all ages.
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Product Details

Selznick, Brian
Selznick, Brian
Clements, Andrew
Aladdin Paperbacks
New York
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Social Situations - Friendship
School & Education
Social Situations - Values
Publishers and publishing
Social Issues - Friendship
Social Issues - Values
Children s-General
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Publication Date:
August 2002
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
f-c cvr; bandamp;w interior illustration
7.62 x 5.12 in 5.32 oz
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