Harper Collins, 2009年10月13日 - 240 頁
From renowned Newbery-winning author Jerry Spinelli comes a powerful story about how not fitting in just might lead to an incredible life. This classic book is perfect for fans of Gordon Korman and Carl Hiaasen.
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."
With some of his finest writing to date and great wit and humor, Jerry Spinelli creates a story about a boy's individuality surpassing the need to fit in and the genuine importance of failure. As readers follow Zinkoff from first through sixth grade, it becomes impossible not to identify with and root for him through failures and triumphs. The perfect classroom read.
第 1 到 5 筆結果，共 7 筆
Jerry Spinelli. NEWBERY MEDAL-WINNING AUTHOR OF MANIAC MAGEE. Front Cover.
Then comes the day when they stand alone on their front steps, blinking and warming in the sun like pups of a new creation. At first Zinkoff shades his eyes. Then he lowers his hand. He squints into the sun, tries to outstare the sun, ...
the bright wide world in front of him. He lands on the sidewalk with both feet and takes off. Heedless of all but the wind in his ears, he runs. He cannot believe how fast he is running. He cannot believe how free he is.
Zinkoff stands at the front window, looking at all the kids walking to school. It reminds him of a parade. His mother is upstairs getting dressed. She calls down, “Donald, you wait!” Her voice is firm, for she knows how much her son ...
She watches the giraffe and the boy under it march straight to a front-row desk and take a seat. When the bell rings, the teacher, Miss Meeks, shuts the door and stands before the desk of the unusually hatted student.
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LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - Robinsonstef - LibraryThing
Loser by Jerry Spinelli focuses on Donald Zinkoff and his travels through school. We learn to love him and root for him; hoping things will go his way. Even when they don’t his kindness and positive ... 閱讀評論全文
LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - alaina.loescher - LibraryThing
I was absolutely enamored by the character of Donald Zinkoff. The only words that I can use to truly describe this kid are eclectic and passionate. I feel that far too many middle readers advocate for ... 閱讀評論全文
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