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The School Story

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 12, 2002 –  In a starred review, PW called this book about a 12-year-old aspiring author a "standout. Indeed a 'school story,' this is at heart a tale about the love between a father and a daughter." Ages 8-12.

Customer Reviews

Lovveee this book

I love this book there is always an exciting page my friends read it and they said it was so good I got it and finished it in a week because I couldn't put it down best book ever!!!!!! Now I love Andrew Clements

An Awesome book! love it!!

I read this book in 2 days.. actually the first day I read it for 2 hours and 10 minutes then the next day I read it for 1 hour and 40 minute so it wasn't 2 days it was just 3 hours and 50 minutes and I LOVED the book cuz I'm like Natalie, my name is Natalia (it's kinda like hers) and I wrote a children's book but I haven't gotten my book published.. well that was a great book! cheers for Andrew Clements!!!! :)


Pretty good

The School Story
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  • $6.99
  • Level: Grades 4-6
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction
  • Published: May 02, 2002
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 208 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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