Frindle

by

Andrew Clements

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Judy Morgan Character Analysis

A reporter for The Westfield Gazette. She's intrigued when she hears about a revolt going on at Lincoln Elementary and conducts interviews with Mrs. Chatham, Mrs. Granger, and a group of students. Judy is very good at reading people; she perceptively recognizes that while Mrs. Chatham says it's all a silly prank, she's actually very annoyed and upset by all the attention. Though everything Judy writes in her article is true, her writing style is dramatic and sends the entire town into an uproar.

Judy Morgan Quotes in Frindle

The Frindle quotes below are all either spoken by Judy Morgan or refer to Judy Morgan. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Simon and Schuster edition of Frindle published in 1996.
Chapter 10 Quotes

What could she say, though? Mrs. Chatham couldn't very well keep the reporter away from Mrs. Granger because, after all, America is a free country with a free press.

Related Characters: Mrs. Granger, Mrs. Chatham, Judy Morgan
Page Number: 60
Explanation and Analysis:

A boy who was almost falling over from the weight of his backpack looked up at her and smiled. "It's not so bad. There's always a bunch of my friends there. I've written that sentence six hundred times now."

Related Characters: Nick Allen, Mrs. Granger, Judy Morgan
Page Number: 63
Explanation and Analysis:
Chapter 11 Quotes

Or this bit about Nick: "Everyone agrees that Nick Allen masterminded this plot that cleverly raises issues about free speech and academic rules. He is the boy who invented the new word."

Related Characters: Judy Morgan (speaker), Nick Allen, Mrs. Granger
Page Number: 68
Explanation and Analysis:
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Judy Morgan Character Timeline in Frindle

The timeline below shows where the character Judy Morgan appears in Frindle. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10: Freedom of the Press
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...little to report on in its weekly paper, The Westfield Gazette. However, when the reporter Judy Morgan hears from a coworker that the kids at Lincoln Elementary are revolting and using... (full context)
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Judy introduces herself to the secretary, Mrs. Freed, and says she'd like to speak to someone... (full context)
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Then, Judy asks if she can speak to Mrs. Granger. Mrs. Chatham gives her permission to do... (full context)
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After the interview, Judy takes a few minutes to look over her notes. On her way to the parking... (full context)
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The next morning, Judy receives an envelope with "Frindle Story" written on the front. There's no return address and... (full context)
Chapter 11: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
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That Thursday, the "frindle" story makes the front page of The Westfield Gazette. Everything that Judy has written is true, and the way she writes about the conflict fires up the... (full context)