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"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 Burgess, 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 book 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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Hardback Editions

June 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: No Talking
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 1-4420-0006-6 / 978-1-4420-0006-3 (USA edition)
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June 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: No Talking (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-606-14508-7 / 978-0-606-14508-4 (USA edition)
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January 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: No Talking
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-545-05436-2 / 978-0-545-05436-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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December 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: No Talking (Thorndike Literacy Bridge Middle Reader)
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 1-4104-0294-0 / 978-1-4104-0294-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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June 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: No Talking
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 1-4169-0983-4 / 978-1-4169-0983-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: No Talking
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 1-4169-0984-2 / 978-1-4169-0984-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Audio Editions

2009 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: No Talking
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 1-4281-5416-7 / 978-1-4281-5416-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: No Talking
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 1-4281-5421-3 / 978-1-4281-5421-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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June 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: No Talking
Author(s): Andrew Clements
ISBN: 0-7435-6692-0 / 978-0-7435-6692-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: No Talking
Author(s): Andrew Clements
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: No Talking
Author(s): Andrew Clements
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: No Talking
Author(s): Andrew Clements
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: No Talking
Author(s): Andrew Clements
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: No Talking
Author(s): Andrew Clements
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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