The fifth graders at Laketon Elementary are the noisiest class, so when the kids decide to do an unusual social experiment to see who can last the longest without speaking, it leaves the teachers and faculty in an uproar. With the boys versus the girls, and the teachers against it all together, it's one creative teacher who sees' the experiment as a unique opportunity to look at language and communication in a fresh new way!
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.
Andrew Clements taught in the public schools outside Chicago for seven years. He is the author of Frindle, the Christopher Award—winning bestseller that has also won close to twenty kid–voted state awards, as well as The Janitor’s Boy, The School Story, Room One, and the New York Times bestsellers The Landry News and Lunch Money. He lives in Westborough, Massachusetts, with his wife and four children.
Mark Elliott has illustrated many picture books and novels for young readers, including Lost and Found by Andrew Clements and Dexter the Tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix. He lives in New York’s Hudson River Valley.
"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