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  • ISBN: 9780061762314 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0061762318 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 36 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : 2009.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Johnny Heller.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
690 Lexile.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Courage > Juvenile fiction.
Violence > Juvenile fiction.
Pigeons > Juvenile fiction.

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