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Wringer (Reissue) (Paperback)

Wringer (Reissue) (Paperback)
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  • Book Subgenre: Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, Social Issues / Violence, Classics, Animals / Birds, General, Law + Crime, Social Issues / Peer Pressure, Social Issues / Values + Virtues
  • Language: english
  • Edition: Reissue
  • Format Books: paperback
  • Book Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age: Teen

Reviewer: Benjamin Cheever, (New York Times Book Review)

"Perhaps best known for his novel 'Maniac Magee,' which won the 1991 Newbery Medal, Spinelli has produced in 'Wringer' a story both less antic and more deeply felt than that earlier work....While Beans and Mutto are cartoonish figures, the adults in 'Wringer' are fully imagined. Some of them are even kind. There's real life here on both sides of the firing line."

Reviewer: Marilyn Sachs, (San Francisco Chronicle Book Review)

"'Wringer' has some grim passages describing the slaughter of the pigeons, and some rather stock characterizations, but this is a well-plotted, readable story. Spinelli's message is a hopeful one--even a 10-year-old child can make the right choice and turn away from cruelty and violence."

Reviewer: Janice M. Del Negro, (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)

"Spinelli has a knack for characterization that serves him will in this oddly frightening, creepily believable novel."

"A story both comic and disturbing, this is lit by Palmer's growing courage and Dorothy's surprising loyalty."

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