The School Story (Prebound)

By Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)

Perfection Learning, 9780756913113, 196pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2002

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/1/2002)
Hardcover (6/1/2001)
Audio Cassette (2/26/2002)
Paperback (5/1/2009)

List Price: 18.80*
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Natalie's best friend, Zoe, is sure that the novel Natalie's written is good enough to be published. But how can a twelve-year-old girl publish a book? Natalie's mother is an editor for a big children's publisher, but Natalie doesn't want to ask for any favors.

Then Zoe has a brilliant idea: Natalie can submit her manuscript under a pen name, with Zoe acting as her literary agent. But it's not easy for two sixth graders to put themselves over as grown-ups, even with some help from a couple of "real" grown-ups who are supportive but skeptical. The next best-selling school story may be in their hands -- but can Natalie and Zoe pull off their masquerade?