No Talking

Author(s): Andrew Clements
Product Number: 14881
Released: Jul 25, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781416909835
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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.

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Author(s): Andrew Clements
Narrator(s): Keith Nobbs
Product Number Z100134501
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743566933
Author(s): Andrew Clements
Product Number EB00581600
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781416995197

Professional reviews

"Clements, a former teacher, writes engaging stories set in public schools. In NO TALKING, Lynsey and Dave debate whether girls or boys are noisier, declaring a two-day war of silence in which the words of those who speak are counted against them. Narrator Keith Nobbs, whose voice is appropriately youthful, reproduces fifth-grade tones with uncanny accuracy. This tonal precision has a downside: warring fifth-graders are not that much fun to hear. Fortunately, Nobbs also delivers long stretches of narration in which listeners learn about the kids' boisterous fifth-grade class (nicknamed the "unshushables"), grade school dynamics, and the reaction of the principal to the students' sudden silent behavior. Finally, when all's counted, a mere handful of words brings peace and harmony to all. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"