|aThe School Story / |cby Andrew Clements ; illustrated by Brian Selznick
|a1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed.
|aNew York : |bAladdin Paperbacks, |cc2002, 2001
|a196 p. : |bill. ; |c20 cm.
|aAfter twelve-year-old Natalie writes a wonderful novel, her friend Zoe helps her devise a scheme to get it accepted at the publishing house where Natalie's mother works as an editor. Natalie uses a pseudonym to write her first book, and her friend, Zoe, pretends to be an agent. With a little help from an English teacher, the book exceeds everyone's expectations and becomes a bestseller!
佐伊是娜塔莉最好的朋友，他覺得娜塔莉寫得小說很棒，很值得出版。但是一個十二歲的小女生，有出版社願意幫她出書嗎？佐伊想到了一個辦法：娜塔莉可以取個筆名，偽裝成大人，由佐伊來當她的經紀人。不過，兩個六年級生想在大人的世界裡出頭可不容易，即使得到了大人的幫助，還是會因為年紀太小而被質疑啊！在爾虞我詐的大人世界中，娜塔莉有機會成為真正的作家嗎？娜塔莉的故事帶領讀者發現創意的無限以及成功必備的行動力，是每個孩子與大人追夢時的最佳借鏡。 ★本書中譯本《作弊》由遠流出版 Twelve-year-old Natalie Nelson has written a powerful school story. It's a short novel called "The Cheater," and her best friend Zoe is certain it should be published. All Natalie has to do is give the manuscript to her mom, an editor at a big publishing house. However Natalie doesn't want any favors from her mom. Still, Zoe won't drop the idea. Spurred into action, Natalie invents a pen name for herself and Zoe becomes a self-styled literary agent. But if the girls are to succeed, they'll need support from their wary English teacher, legal advice from Zoe's tough-talking father, and some clever maneuvering to outwit the overbearing editor in chief of Shipley Junior Books. Andrew Clements, the best-selling author of Frindle, The Landry News, and The Janitor's Boy, delights his audience with this story of two irrepressible girls who use their talent, ingenuity, and a little cunning to try to make a young writer's dream come true.