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Wringer

Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publisher: London : Collins, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Palmer wants to be accepted by the rest of the gang, but he doesn't want to be a wringer and finish off the pigeons that get shot and wounded on the town's pigeon-shooting day. He learns he must stop being afraid, and stand up for what he believes in.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Spinelli
ISBN: 0006754171 9780006754176
OCLC Number: 41389287
Description: 228 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Jerry Spinelli.

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In Palmer's hometown, a boy's tenth birthday is the biggest event of his life as it marks the day that he is ready to take his place as a wringer. Palmer would rather stay nine for the rest of his  Read more...

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"Deeply felt. Presents a moral question with great care and sensitivity." New York Times "[A] spellbinding story about rites of passage." Starred Review/ Publishers' Weekly "As in Maniac Magree, Read more...

 
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