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New York : HarperCollins, c1997.
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
228 pages ; 20 cm.
2 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.

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 an unforgettable tour de force from Newbery Medal winner Jerry Spinelli.

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0064405788 (pbk), 0060249145 (lib. bdg.), 0060739487 (pbk.), 0060249137
Reading Level:
Level 4.5, 5 Points
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General Note
"Joanna Cotler books."
As Palmer comes of age, he must either accept the violence of being a wringer at his town's annual Pigeon Day or find the courage to oppose it.
Newbery Honor book, 1998.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Spinelli, J. (1997). Wringer. New York: HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Spinelli, Jerry. 1997. Wringer. New York: HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Spinelli, Jerry, Wringer. New York: HarperCollins, 1997.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Spinelli, Jerry. Wringer. New York: HarperCollins, 1997. Print.

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