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Loser

Loser

by Jerry Spinelli

Donald Zinkoff is a loser, but he doesn't know it. Even when his classmates discover it, Zinkoff is too busy experiencing life to listen to them.

Ages
11, 12, 9, 10, 13
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.5
Lexile Measure
650L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
U
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
224
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Jerry Spinelli Jerry Spinelli won the Newbery Medal for Maniac Magee, the sixth of his more than fifteen acclaimed books for young readers. Growing up, he wanted to be a shortstop in the majors long before it occurred to him to be a writer. Crash came out of his desire to include the beloved PennRelays of his home state of Pennsylvania in a book. And, of course, to show the world a little bit about athletes and what makes some of them tick.

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