No Talking

No Talking

Book - 2007
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"You have the right to remain silent." However...

The fifth-grade girls and the fifth-grade boys at Laketon Elementary don't get along very well. But the real problem is that these kids are loud and disorderly. That's why the principal uses her red plastic bullhorn. A lot.

Then one day Dave Packer, a certified loudmouth, bumps into an idea -- a big one that makes him try to keep quiet for a whole day. But what does Dave hear during lunch? A girl, Lynsey Burgess, jabbering away. So Dave breaks his silence and lobs an insult. And those words spark a contest: Which team can say the fewest words during two whole days? And it's the boys against the girls.

How do the teachers react to the silence? What happens when the principal feels she's losing control? And will Dave and Lynsey plunge the whole school into chaos?

This funny and surprising book is about language and thought, about words unspoken, words spoken in anger, and especially about the power of words spoken in kindness...with or without a bullhorn. It's Andrew Clements at his best -- thought-provoking, true-to-life, and very entertaining.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2007.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781416909835
Branch Call Number: j F CLEMENTS
Characteristics: 146 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Elliott, Mark


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Jul 19, 2018

This story is well written and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good school story.

historytimejen Oct 14, 2017

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 the longest 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.

Oct 22, 2016

This book is okay, But I like FRINDLE BETTER!

Jul 12, 2015

I thought this book was okay but its great for those of you who dislike girls and boys!

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Nov 26, 2014

This book is even better than amazing! I love Andrew Clements! How can he think of such things? I VERY highly recommend this book!

Nov 17, 2014

Well, chaka baka yack yack...

Mark_Daly May 23, 2014

A variation on FRINDLE, as a no-talking competition between boys and girls draws the fifth grade into conflict with the principal. The prank here is more practical, and seems more doable, and the life lesson that results seems more profound.

red_eagle_468 May 20, 2014

awesome book!!! one of my favorites

Apr 14, 2013

humorous, captivating and many other good characteristics. differnt than other books, which is clement's style. new creative and good ideas portrayed in here

Jan 01, 2013

This book really fits me! Just like me, I talk and talk and talk and talk and talk. That's why I pretended my new name was Mr. Unshushable. It's very funny in some parts and addictive in others. It's very IMAGINATIVE. I don't think even I could think up a story THAT super!


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