Chapter 5 Summary

During school the next day, Nick grows more and more nervous about his report. He looks over his notes, but they all get jumbled in his mind. He begins to doubt his big idea.

The day rushes by, and seventh period arrives before Nick knows it. Mrs. Granger has not forgotten his extra assignment, and she wastes no time asking Nick to give his report. Nervously, Nick begins to speak. Mrs. Granger immediately interrupts, asking if his report has a title. When Nick says no, she says every report should have a title. Nick does not let this interruption get him down. He makes up a title, “The Dictionary,” on the spot, and plunges onward. He tells the kids about Samuel Johnson, who is considered to be the author of the...

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