The School Story

The School Story

Book - 2001
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001
ISBN: 9780689825941
0689825943
Branch Call Number: J CLE
Characteristics: 196 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Selznick, Brian

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Cheryl65
Oct 04, 2015

I love this book -- great characters, inspiring story.

I like all Andrew Clements' books, and wish he'd write more books with female characters.

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meghanajain
Nov 26, 2014

school story is as great a book as andrew clements as an author he is an awesome author and i love this book

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SkyLover13
Nov 02, 2014

AWESOME book!! it really does inspire me to want to finish and publish books I've written every time I read it

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pinksap9
Feb 22, 2013

i love this book

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Bighat
Feb 04, 2010

This is a really good book, it inpires kids.

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tentenli
Jul 22, 2011

"The way this feels right now? I want to put this feeling into a book someday." :)

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