Cover of: Loser | Jerry Spinelli

About the Book

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. (less)

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
[Fic]
Library of Congress
PZ7.S75663 Lo 2002

The Physical Object

Pagination
218 p. ;
Number of pages
218

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3952084M
Internet Archive
loser00spin_0
ISBN 10
0060001933, 0060004835
LC Control Number
2001047484
Library Thing
95426
Goodreads
978326
2559759
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October 23, 2018 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
October 23, 2018 Edited by Lisa Update covers
December 20, 2017 Edited by Mary Elizabeth Delfino Delete repeated summary.
February 28, 2012 Edited by ImportBot import new book
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Initial record created, from Scriblio MARC record.