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  • 1. The School Story The School Story Author Andrew Clements The School Story is a novel by Andrew Clements, published by Illustrator Brian Selznick Simon & Schuster, illustrated by Brian Selznick. Cover artist Brian Selznick [edit] Plot summary Country United States The School Story tells how twelve- Language year-old Natalie Nelson gets English her book to be published. Kid writers aren't so common, but Genre(s) Children's literature Zoe Reisman, Natalie's best friend, thinks that Natalie's Publisher Simon & Schuster novel, "The Cheater", is good enough to get published. Natalie wants her mother, who Publication date 2001 is an editor, to edit her manuscript, but she doesn't Media type Print (Hardcover & want mother to know that it's Paperback) her story. In using a pseudonym, Cassandra Day, and with Zoe acting as her literary agent, Zee-Zee Riceman, gets her manuscript to reach the publisher. Zoe tries to convince the publisher in to having Natalie's mother edit the manuscript, but her mother's boss said that if she wasn't the editor for "The Cheater", then the book was not going to get published. But Natalie and Zoe really, really want Ms. Nelson to edit the book. Through harsh circumstances, Natalie Nelson and Zoe Reisman, two twelve year olds, with a bit of help from an adult, Ms. Clayton, walk through the road to getting a novel published. But when Natalie's mother insists upon meeting 'Cassandra Day",Natalie,Zoe and Ms.Clayton go to a publishing party (that Zoe arranged) and then Zoe tells Ms. Nelson who Cassandra Day really is.

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