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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.

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He was not aware that he ever stopped crying.In his sleep a voice echoed down the long dark barrel of a cannon: You have run out of birthdays. In the morning he awoke suddenly to a flutter of wings.

Birthdays are an obsession where Palmer comes from, but if turning a year older means initiation into a violent practice he despises, he'd rather not. Unfortunately, Palmer cannot stop time any more than he can change tradition. So as this next and most important birthday approaches, Palmer knows that it's now or never. Something must be done.

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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. A Newbery Honor Book. Reissue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061757525
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Social Situations - Violence
Author:
Jerry Spinelli
Author:
Spinelli, Jerry
Subject:
Social Situations - Peer Pressure
Subject:
Social Situations - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Social Issues - Peer Pressure
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Children s-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Birds
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Peer Pressure
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Violence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040907
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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Product details 256 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061757525 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , He was not aware that he ever stopped crying.In his sleep a voice echoed down the long dark barrel of a cannon: You have run out of birthdays. In the morning he awoke suddenly to a flutter of wings.

Birthdays are an obsession where Palmer comes from, but if turning a year older means initiation into a violent practice he despises, he'd rather not. Unfortunately, Palmer cannot stop time any more than he can change tradition. So as this next and most important birthday approaches, Palmer knows that it's now or never. Something must be done.

"Synopsis" by , 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. A Newbery Honor Book. Reissue.
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