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by Jerry Spinelli

For as long as Palmer LaRue can remember, he has dreaded the day he will turn ten and must take his place beside the other ten-year-old boys in town and become a wringer, a tradition passed down from father to son. From Newbery Medal winner Jerry Spinelli comes a gripping tale of how one boy learns how to overcome his fears.

Newbery Award Winner

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
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About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag 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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