Andrew Clements is a celebrated American writer who is mostly revered for his children’s books. Frindle, his first novel itself won annual book awards in 20 different states of the US by a US schoolchildren vote. He is best renowned for writing books for children and young adults. Some of his most notable works include Lunch Money, The Report Card, and Frindle.
Born in New Jersey, Andrew lived there till 6th grade, and then moved to Ilinois. He grew up in a family where everyone loved reading. They spent summers in a cabin on the lakeside, where there were no guests, no phone, no TV.
He had all the time thinking, observing his surroundings, and making stories in mind. Once in his senior year, he wrote a poem which was highly appreciated by his English teacher. This made him recognize his writing abilities, but writing was a hard work to do for him, and it still is, he confesses.