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The Resource Wringer, Jerry Spinelli, (electronic resource)

Wringer, Jerry Spinelli, (electronic resource)

Label
Wringer
Title
Wringer
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Spinelli
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. He did not want to be a wringer. 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's supposed to become a wringer. This thing, this not wanting to be a wringer, did it ever knock him from his bike? Unite his sneaker lace? Call him a name? Stand up and fight? Palmer thinks that becoming a wringer is something he can't stop...until the day a visitor shows up at his window. It was simply, merely there, a whisper of feather wings, reminding him of the moment he dreaded above all others. Should he open the window? In his dreams the moment had already come. Should he invite fear into his room? In his dreams he looks down to find his hands around the neck of the pigeon. What is it like to be hated? For much of his life Palmer Larue had felt he was standing at the edge of a black, bottomless hole. On the fifty-ninth day before his tenth birthday, he fell in. 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?
Summary
As Palmer comes of age he must either accept the violence of being a wringer at his Pennsylvania town's annual Pigeon day or find the courage to oppose it
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1998
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 1997
  • Carolyn W. Field Award (Pennsylvania), 1998.
  • Josette Frank Award, 1997.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 1997.
Awards note
Newbery Honor Book, 1998.
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084002
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Spinelli, Jerry
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.S75663
LC item number
Wr 2008eb
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690
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Courage
  • Courage
  • Violence
  • Pigeons
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Wringer, Jerry Spinelli, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061659041
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
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2109e836-6af7-4876-8e46-c1a764ec4114
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1416995
  • (OCoLC)230432544
  • (OCoLC)ocn230432544
  • 1416995
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1048 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 231 KB)
Label
Wringer, Jerry Spinelli, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061659041
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2109e836-6af7-4876-8e46-c1a764ec4114
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1416995
  • (OCoLC)230432544
  • (OCoLC)ocn230432544
  • 1416995
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1048 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 231 KB)

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