有好人緣就有好的領導力？ 一條十六號橡皮筋，竟然引發了合唱團教室風暴！！ 對哈特來說，成為全六年級最受歡迎的人很多好處。因為大家都會聽他的話，連老師都隨便他要怎樣。每年聖誕假期結束時，學校都會舉辦一場音樂會。上音樂課時，哈特無聊地玩著一條十六號橡皮筋，恰好射中了梅涅特老師的脖子，老師大發雷霆，決定不管今年的音樂會，讓學生自己來主導，而風雲人物哈特被同學選為新的合唱團指揮。 對哈特來說，一開始好像都進行得挺順利，但是後來同學們就拿出嬉鬧貪玩的本性來啦！不僅如此，大家對於合唱團的合唱表演也是各持己見，意見分歧。合唱團新的領導人哈特能夠處理這團混亂嗎？他是否能完成同學賦予他的使命？梅涅特老師是否會不計前嫌出面幫忙呢？ ★本書中譯本《16號橡皮筋》由遠流出版 For Hart Evans, being the most popular kid in sixth grade has its advantages. Kids look up to him, and all the teachers let him get away with anything -- all the teachers except the chorus director, Mr. Meinert. When Hart's errant rubber band hits Mr. Meinert on the neck during chorus practice, it's the last straw for the chorus director, who's just learned he's about to lose his job due to budget cuts. So he tells the class they can produce the big holiday concert on their own. Or not. It's all up to them. And who gets elected to run the show? The popular Mr. Hart Evans. Hart soon discovers there's a big difference between popularity and leadership, and to his surprise, discovers something else as well -- it's really important to him that this be the best holiday concert ever, and even more important, that it not be the last.
安德魯．克萊門斯(Andrew Clements) 美國備受歡迎與敬重的暢銷作家，著作超過五十本。克萊門斯為兒童創作圖畫書，也為青少年寫小說。他最著名的作品是也是他的第一本小說《我們叫它粉靈豆─Frindle》，一出版即暢銷，長踞《紐約時報》暢銷書排行榜，在美國已銷售超過兩百萬冊，獲獎數十次，並售出德、法、義、英、日、韓......等十餘國版權。 克萊門斯從中學時代即開始寫詩，他曾有一首詩被英文老師評為「太有趣了，這可以出版！」，開啟了他後來的作家之路。他還曾當過中學教師、為歌手創作歌曲，也曾在出版社擔任主編工作。目前則是專職作家，住在美國麻薩諸塞州。 Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular Frindle. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money, and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. He lives with his wife in Maine and has four grown children. Visit him at AndrewClements.com.
Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of the bestselling The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the illustrator of many books for children, including Frindle and Lunch Money by Andrew Clements, as well as the Doll People trilogy by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Selznick divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.