No Talking

No Talking

By Andrew Clements; Mark Elliott (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Paperback, 9781416909842, 146pp.

Publication Date: June 23, 2009

Description
It's boys vs. girls when the noisiest, most talkative, and most competitive fifth graders in history challenge one another to see who can go longer without talking. Teachers and school administrators are in an uproar, until an innovative teacher sees how the kids experiment can provide a terrific and unique lesson in communication. In No Talking, Andrew Clements portrays a battle of wills between some spunky kids and a creative teacher with the perfect pitch for elementary school life that made Frindle an instant classic.


About the Author
Andrew Clements taught in the public schools near Chicago for seven years before moving East to begin a career in publishing and writing. He lives in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Mark Elliott has a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. He has illustrated a number of book covers and his work has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators and the Art Directors Guild. Mark lives on a sheep farm in the Hudson Valley region of New York.


Praise For No Talking

"Andrew Clements set the standard for the school story in 1996 with his first novel, Frindle, which went on to sell more than two million copies...No Talking is Clements's best school story since."
- The New York Times Book Review

"Readers may be compelled to use their voice to praise Clements's deft handling of an interesting premise."
- Publishers Weekly

"A vintage tale from the master of the theme-driven, feel-good school story."
- Kirkus Reviews, starred review