No Talking by Andrew Clements audiobook

No Talking

By Andrew Clements
Read by Keith Nobbs

2.58 Hours 06/26/2007 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743566933

"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 Burges, 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 audiobook 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.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

"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 Burges, 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 audiobook 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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
“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.” New York Times Book Review
A vintage tale from the master of the theme-driven, feel-good school story. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Readers may be compelled to use their voice to praise Clements's deft handling of an interesting premise. Publishers Weekly
“Readers may be compelled to use their voice to praise Clements's deft handling of an interesting premise.” Publishers Weekly
The plot quickly draws readers in and keeps them turning pages…This lively offering would make a great book-group selection or classroom discussion starter.”  School Library Journal (starred review)
“A vintage tale from the master of the theme-driven, feel-good school story.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.58
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English