Wringer (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Wringer (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Jerry Spinelli
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Wringer (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) by Jerry Spinelli

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780613105422
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 07/28/1998
Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

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 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. He is a graduate of Gettysburg College.

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Wringer 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 176 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wringer was a great book! It made me have different emotions in every chapter! I was reading this in fourth grade and loved it! I would reccomend this book to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing i reccomend this book to anyone, in fact i reccomend jerry spinelli to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
kalieka More than 1 year ago
The name of the book that I am writing about is The Wringer. This book is by Jerry Spinelli. This book is a fanicey book. I picked this book because the back of the book sound good to me. The Wringer is about a boy named palmer who dose not want to join a compassion that happens every year at the park. A lot of people gather and ages 10-15 year olds shoot pigeons. You must talk a safety class before u can enter the compassion. I like this book because I can relate to the main idea of the story. My favor charter was "snots" aka palmer. I liked him because he was not like the others. My favorite part of this story was when the pigeon stats coming to palmer's window. I learn that just because every one else is doing does not mean you have to. I liked this book because it had a nice ending and he did not fall in to peer presser. I wood engorge 11-15 year olds to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can a boy have a pet pigeon in a town that hates pigeons, and keep it a secret? Wringer is another phenomenal heartfelt tale by the terrific author of Jerry Spinelli. This book is about a young kid named Palmer who dreads his 10th birthday. Everything is perfect in Palmer's world until one day an unexpected visitor is at his windowsill. Then his life changes for ever. His friends turn on him. His enemy's turn to friends. This amazing, twisting novel is a absolute must read. The author, Jerry Spenelli, had great descriptions. When describing Palmer's room or describing a character, he told us about it in such great detail. In one chapter it described bean's yellow, green and red multicolored teeth. In another chapter he described palmer's room with the white bird poop on the floor, the stack of knocked over comics, and a clumsy bird on his desk. One time the author described a dead muskrat in a frozen spaghetti container and the stench of it when heated up and the look on Mrs. Druzik face when she saw it. I liked the way I could clearly understand who, where or when the events happened and I could picture it. I liked the friendships in this story in this story between Nipper and Palmer. Although Palmer was a boy and Nipper was a pigeon in a town that hated pigeons their friendship was strong and they protected each other. Nipper came back to Palmer's window no matter what happened, because he trusted that Palmer would protect him. Nipper was almost blown to pieces at Family Fest during Pigeon Day, but Palmer jumped in front of the shooter. Almost everyone would not have a pigeon flying around in their room in a town that is the capitol of pigeons haters and publicize it on a day where you kill them. Jerry Spenelli used great detail and made great unique and interesting friendships. He made what a normal author would describe about a park into an amusement park and two complete different animals to seem like there one. This is one of the greatest tales in Jerry Spenelli's collection, you must read this book. Darth Vader, Chewbacca and Yoda are awsome I'm not a hacker
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very powerful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To those who said this book is dumb because it made you cry or "disgusting", it can't be dumb, if a book has the power to make you cry it must be good and all of the things in this book have a meaning. To the person reading this, it is not a waste of money if you like the author, most of his books are written in his style and his style is "odd". If you can get past the title and the grotesque parts you will see the book is about the boy, Palmer, and his life, not pigeons...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a epic great book! I am reading this book with my class too. Even though,i do like birds,I think shooting and wringing pegioens is NOT cool. But I love this book. And I think you should recmonend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My teacher made my class read this and so far it is sooooo good!!!! But there was some sad parts and funny parts!!! I live this book can not wait to finish!!!!"
lewis23 More than 1 year ago
Wringer was a very good book. It is about a boy named Palmer and his tenth birthday party that is coming up. I think Jerry Spinelli did a great job on the book and I hope he keeps on making more for the rest of his life. They are very interesting and I will read them all. This book is one everyone should read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wringer by Jerry Spinelli was a book I was very dissapointed in. I was generous in giving the book two stars. The Newbery Honor may have been the only thing keeping me from giving the book only one star. The book did not appeal to me at all and I doubt it would to any of my teenage peers. As a teenager, reading about being accepted in the 9 year-old crew while owning a pet pigeon is not very interesting. The story is about Palmer not wnting to become a wringer at the Family Fest. Ten year-olds can become wringers at the Family Fest in August. During the pigeon shooting contest the wringers go out and wring the necks of the suffering (not yet dead) pigeons. Since Palmer was little he did not like the pigeon shooting contest. His friends, however, have wanted to be wringers for as long as they can remember. Those friends are far from the most admirable of children. Many times Palmer describes Beans (the leader) as the kid with every color of the rainbow on at least one tooth in his mouth. Mutto and Henry are a part of the pack as well. Fitting in seems hard for Palmer, but his troubles compound when he adopts a pet pigeon, Nipper. He shares Nipper with Dorothy Gruzik, perhaps the only nice person in the book who slowly becomes Palmer's best friend. How will Palmer get out of his jam? Who cares?
Anonymous 7 months ago
Good book its ok not one of my favrites but if i was intrested in it then thats good enough for me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1. I like big butts and I cannot lie 2. I like big butts and I cannot lie 3. I like big butts and I cannot lie 4. I like big butts and I cannot lie 5. I like big butts and I cannot lie
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss hand three times and post on tree differanr books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read it for school and i loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goos my favourite
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Today we had to write 3 scentences about Palmers actions so i wrote he is a good friend,a bad freind and a nice friend.he is nice because he didn't want to be a wringer he also didnt want to disapoint dad.he is bad because he shook Nipper and called him a dumb stupid pigeoin.he is good because he protects Nipper and Dorothy from Beans finding out Palmer has a pigeon and Dorothy as a friend again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read! I read it in forth grade and it was awsome. I hope everyone enjoys this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much! My teacher read this book and.we loved! We said read it again, read it again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book is sooo heart warming i love birds
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading this book in school and it has approximatly 40 chapters and i am on chapter 15. Lolz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We read this book in class and it was a good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You guys are such idiots. My teacher is reading it to my cass and i and every time there is a... umm i guess very interseting part he would stop and we would all say NO!!!!!! And he would go on. Who ever does not like the book you are crazy!