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Wringer

byJerry Spinelli

Paperback | September 1, 1998

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Newbery Honor Book * ALA Notable Children's Book

"Deeply felt. Presents a moral question with great care and sensitivity." —The New York Times

"A spellbinding story about rites of passage." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A realistic story with the intensity of a fable." —The Horn Book (starred review)

"Thought-provoking." —School Library Journal (starred review)

In Palmer LaRue's hometown of Waymer, turning ten is the biggest event of a boy's life. But for Palmer, his tenth birthday is not something to look forward to, but something to dread. Then one day, a visitor appears on his windowsill, and Palmer knows that this, more than anything else, is a sign that his time is up. Somehow, he must learn how to stop being afraid and stand up for what he believes in.

Wringer is a powerful tour de force from Newbery Medal winner Jerry Spinelli.

About The Author

Jerry Spinelli is one of the most gifted storytellers in contemporary children’s literature. His books include the Newbery Medal winner Maniac Magee; Loser; Wringer, a Newbery Honor Book; Stargirl; and Knots in My Yo-Yo String, his autobiography. His novels are recognized for their humor and poignancy, and his characters and situations...
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Title:WringerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.48 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064405788

ISBN - 13:9780064405782

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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In Waymer, a boy's 10th birthday is the most important moment of his life. It marks the day he is ready to take his place as a "wringer" at the annual Pigeon Day — a job that's both a privilege and a tradition. But Palmer would rather stay nine for the rest of his life than become a wringer. Then an unwanted visitor arrives on his windowsill, and Palmer knows it's a sign. Somehow, he must find a way to break tradition, stop being afraid and stand up for what he believes in. This enchanting story about rites of passage was the 1998 Newbery Honour Award winner.