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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.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperCollins, 1997
ISBN: 9780060249137
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Spi
Characteristics: 228p


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Irene Byun
Apr 01, 2010

A very touching book
that shows us that a young people can make a difference!!!

Twoey Gray
Jul 28, 2008

This sweet story fetures a boy and his secret bond between a pet pigeon, a forbidden friendship by his town's standard's as they hold annual pigeon shooting events where ten year old boys are in charge of wringing the necks of pigeons who are not-quite-alive-not-quite-dead. While Palmer LaRue grows up oblivious to his obvious differences, his kind heart aims to steer him in the right direction in this heart warming tale that will cause you to look at animals (especially pigeons) in a whole new way.

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Black_Ant_58 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 18

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