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The Resource Loser

Loser

Label
Loser
Title
Loser
Statement of responsibility
by Jerry Spinelli
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spinelli, Jerry
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
710
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Loser
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7c131080-5102-42a1-97ab-c79f25e96c2d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780061756825
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Loser
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7c131080-5102-42a1-97ab-c79f25e96c2d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780061756825
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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