The Resource Loser, Jerry Spinelli

Loser, Jerry Spinelli

Label
Loser
Title
Loser
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Spinelli
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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--making this a perfect classroom read--and watch his character develop, it becomes impossible not to identify with and root for him through failures and triumphs. Supports the Common Core State Standards
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
AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spinelli, Jerry
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Children
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
710
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's stories
  • Families
  • Schools
  • Self-acceptance
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Loser, Jerry Spinelli
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_115127&b2bSite=1545
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780061756825-HUS711976-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780061756825
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Loser, Jerry Spinelli
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_115127&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780061756825-HUS711976-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780061756825
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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