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Wringer
Contributor(s): Spinelli, Jerry (Author)

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ISBN: 0064405788     ISBN-13: 9780064405782
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2018
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Annotation: A boy's tenth birthday marks an event he would rather ignore: the day that he is ready to take his place as a "wringer" at the annual family fest, Pigeon Day. When an unwanted visitor--in the form of a trusting pigeon--arrives on his window sill, the boy realizes that it is a sign to stand up for what he believes.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Classics
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Violence
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Peer Pressure
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 96037897
Age Level: 9-12
Grade Level: 4-7
Lexile Measure: 690(Not Available)
Guided Reading: U (Grade 5)
Physical Information: 0.59" H x 5.22" W x 7.69" (0.35 lbs) 240 pages
Themes:
- Theometrics - Secular
- Topical - Adolescence/Coming of Age
- Catalog Heading - Classics
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Buckeye Children's Book Award, Nominee, Grades 6-8, 2001
Carolyn W. Field Award, Winner, Children's, 1998
Review Citations: School Library Journal 01/01/2000
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 17800
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 5.0
 
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Publisher Description:
Palmer LaRue is running out of birthdays. For as long as he can remember, he's dreaded the day he turns ten -- the day he'll take his place beside all the other ten-year-old boys in town, the day he'll be a wringer. But Palmer doesn't want to be a wringer. It's one of the first things he learned about himself and it's one of the biggest things he has to hide. In Palmer's town being a wringer is an honor, a tradition passed down from father to son. Palmer can't stop himself from being a wringer just like he can't stop himself from growing one year older, just like he can't stand up to a whole town -- right? Newbery Medal winner Jerry Spinelli's most powerful novel yet is a gripping tale of how one boy learns how not to be afraid.

Contributor Bio(s): Spinelli, Jerry: -

Jerry Spinelli received the Newbery Medal for Maniac Magee and a Newbery Honor for Wringer. His other books include Stargirl; Love, Stargirl; Smiles to Go; Loser; Jake and Lily; Hokey Pokey; and The Warden's Daughter. His novels are recognized for their humor and poignancy, and his characters and situations are often drawn from his real-life experience as a father of six children. Jerry lives with his wife, Eileen, also a writer, in Wayne, Pennsylvania.


 
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