★ 長踞《紐約時報》暢銷書排行榜，全美銷售超過兩百萬冊 ★ 榮獲亞馬遜網路書店五顆星最高評價 ★ 風靡全球，已譯成德、法、義、英、日、韓...等十餘國語言版本 每個人都知道，葛蘭潔老師擁有「透視眼」，沒人逃得過她的法眼。這還不是最糟的，她對「字典」的狂熱簡直無人能及。尼克覺得很不可思議，天底下竟有這麼無趣的人！尼克偶然間發現一篇文章，講到文字的奧祕和來源，他靈光乍現，暗中擬定一個偉大的計畫：他要發明一個「新字」。 這個故事講的是「創造性的思考」和「文字的力量」，充滿了想像力，過去十多年來擄獲眾多讀者的心。從此之後，「Frindle」已是每個人心中理所當然的字彙。 Is Nick Allen a troublemaker? He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it. ★本書中譯版《我們叫它粉靈豆－Frindle》由遠流出版。 作者簡介 安德魯．克萊門斯(Andrew Clements) 美國備受歡迎與敬重的暢銷作家，著作超過五十本。克萊門斯為兒童創作圖畫書，也為青少年寫小說。他最著名的作品是也是他的第一本小說《我們叫它粉靈豆─Frindle》，一出版即暢銷，長踞《紐約時報》暢銷書排行榜，在美國已銷售超過兩百萬冊，獲獎數十次，並售出德、法、義、英、日、韓......等十餘國版權。 克萊門斯從中學時代即開始寫詩，他曾有一首詩被英文老師評為「太有趣了，這可以出版！」，開啟了他後來的作家之路。他還曾當過中學教師、為歌手創作歌曲，也曾在出版社擔任主編工作。目前則是專職作家，住在美國麻薩諸塞州。 Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular Frindle. Over ten million of his books have sold to date and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards and has won two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. Mr. Clements taught in the public schools near Chicago for seven years before moving East to begin a career in publishing and writing. He lives with his wife in central Massachusetts and has four grown children. His website is andrewclements.com. Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of the bestselling The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the illustrator of many books for children, including Frindle and Lunch Money by Andrew Clements, as well as the Doll People trilogy by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Selznick divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.