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The Resource Loser, Jerry Spinelli

Loser, Jerry Spinelli

Label
Loser
Title
Loser
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Spinelli
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like "Jabip." Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero."
Summary
Even though his classmates from first grade on have considered him strange and a loser, Daniel Zinkoff's optimism and exuberance and the support of his loving family do not allow him to feel that way about himself
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey), Children's Fiction, 2005.
  • Georgia Children's Book Award, 2005.
  • Great Lakes Great Books Award (Michigan), Grades 4-5, 2004.
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas) for Third-Fifth Grade, 2005.
  • Golden Sower Award (Nebraska), Grades 4-6, 2005.
  • Great Stone Face Children's Book Award (New Hampshire), 2004.
  • Maine Student Book Award, 2004.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for Middle School, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
102538
Cataloging source
DLC
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Spinelli, Jerry
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.S75663
LC item number
Lo 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
710
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-acceptance
  • Family life
  • Schools
  • Self-acceptance
  • Families
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Loser, Jerry Spinelli
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm47996204
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
218 p.
Isbn
9780060540746
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001047484
System control number
(OCoLC)47996204
Label
Loser, Jerry Spinelli
Publication
Control code
ocm47996204
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
218 p.
Isbn
9780060540746
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001047484
System control number
(OCoLC)47996204

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