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
He squints into the sun, tries to outstare the sun, turns away thrilled and laughing. He reaches back to touch the door. It is something he will never do again. In his ears echo the thousand warnings of his mother: “Don't cross the ...
Giddy with freedom and speed, he runs to the end of the block, turns right and runs on. His legs—his legs are going so fast! He thinks that if they go any faster he might begin to fly. A white car is coming from behind.
Twenty-six heads turn to follow her as she carries the three-foot hat to the cubbyholes at the back of the room. ... She turns. “What's your name, young man?” He jumps to attention and belts at full voice, “Zinkoff!” She has to turn her ...
“That,” she says, “is the number of days we are required to be in school each year.” She turns back to the greenboard. Under the 180 she writes: x12. “That is the number of years you will attend school. Now let's multiply.
Recess turns out to be just another name for life as he has always known it. Only shorter. His first recess lasted six years. This one is fifteen minutes. He means to make the most of it. He dashes back into school. No one stops him.
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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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