Wringer (Trophy Newbery)

3.62 avg rating
( 11,403 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780064405782: Wringer (Trophy Newbery)

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

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.

Review:

Newbery Medal-winning author Jerry Spinelli tells a story of peer pressure so foul, so horrifying, that Wringer should be shelved along with Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War. Nine-year-old Palmer dreads his upcoming 10th birthday. In his town, when boys are 10 years old they become "wringers," the boys who wring the necks of wounded pigeons at the annual Pigeon Day shoot. Palmer is sickened by the whole event. To make matters worse, his new buddies--Beans, Mutto, and Henry--have just discovered that Palmer has been hiding a pet pigeon in his room. What will Palmer do? Will he become a wringer to save face, or will he follow his heart? Wringer will appeal to preteens and younger teens who love to read suspenseful books on their own, but it would also be a good story to read aloud to spark discussion about the perils and nuances of peer pressure.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 7.99
US$ 7.40

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

J. Spinelli
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0064405788 ISBN 13: 9780064405782
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 188 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780064405782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jerry Spinelli
ISBN 10: 0064405788 ISBN 13: 9780064405782
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800644057820000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Spinelli, Jerry
Published by HarperCollins (1998)
ISBN 10: 0064405788 ISBN 13: 9780064405782
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0064405788

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

J. Spinelli
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0064405788 ISBN 13: 9780064405782
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 188 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780064405782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Spinelli, Jerry
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0064405788 ISBN 13: 9780064405782
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0064405788

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Spinelli, Jerry
ISBN 10: 0064405788 ISBN 13: 9780064405782
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1998. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780064405782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Spinelli, Jerry
ISBN 10: 0064405788 ISBN 13: 9780064405782
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1998. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780064405782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Spinelli, Jerry
Published by HarperCollins
ISBN 10: 0064405788 ISBN 13: 9780064405782
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0064405788. Bookseller Inventory # Z0064405788ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Spinelli, Jerry
ISBN 10: 0064405788 ISBN 13: 9780064405782
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 812978

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jerry Spinelli
ISBN 10: 0064405788 ISBN 13: 9780064405782
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. 133mm x 15mm x 195mm. Paperback. 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.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 240 pages. 0.159. Bookseller Inventory # 9780064405782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book