Vocabulary
Andrew Clements Then . . .
Andrew Clements was
born in Camden, New
Jersey in 1949. Do you
know of anybody else
who was born in NJ?
(hint: she’s young,
beautiful . . . )
Then he and his
family moved to
Springfield, Illinois
when he was in the
middle of the sixth
grade. Several
teachers gave him
and his writing
encouragement until
they asked him to
teach creative writing
classes.
•He got married
•They had a child
• He went to New York to
pursue a career as a singersongwriter.
•Got a job in publishing
•Went to work for Alphabet
Press and then Picture Book
Studio
First published by Picture Book
Studio in 1985.
•Began writing picture book
texts
Being Published
His 1st book was
published in 1985
by Picture Book
Studio while he
was working for
them. Frindle
was published in
1996.
Frindle Around the World
Germany
United Kingdom
Hungary
Japan
Korea
Italy
Will Frindle Be Made into a
Movie?
Click here to see for
yourself.
http://www.frindlemov
ie.com/
Some of Clements’s Other Books
A Week in the Woods
(Italy)
The Landry News (Italy)
Temple Cat (United
Kingdom)
The Jacket (Germany)
Big Al (Korea)
The School Story
(Japan)
The School Story (France)
Circus Family Dog
(France)
Combination of Two Words
A portmanteau
word is one which
combines the
sounds and
meanings of two
other words. For
example:
Try this portmanteau . . .
We’ll give you the word, you tell
which two words created it.
= ____________________ + _______________________
= ______________________+ ________________________
= ______________________ + __________________
= _____________________ + _________________________
= ______________________ + ________________________
= _________________ + ____________________________
Work Cited
•http://www.andrewclements.com/biography.shtml
•http://www.andrewclements.com/books_aroundtheworl
d.shtml
•http://www.frindle.com/aroundtheworld.html
•http://www.frindlemovie.com/