think the reason I'm a writer is because first, I was a reader. I loved to
read. I read a lot of adventure stories and mystery books, and I have wonderful
memories of my mom reading picture books aloud to me. I learned that words are
powerful.” – Andrew Clements
Born May 29, 1949 Clements has written dozens of children's books, beginning with his novel Frindle, which won the award writers most care about – the award of favorable public opinion from those you hope will read your book. In Clements’ case, of course, that was school kids, who voted overwhelmingly that his book was the one they all liked best.
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