Loser

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Harper Collins, Jul 29, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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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."

  

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Review: Loser

User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

Main character Zinkcoff-I think zinkcoff is wild child he is always n trouble or heading for it. When he is in school he has a problem with laughing he always laugh. When he sis laughing he falls on ... Read full review

Review: Loser

User Review  - Rita Radhi - Goodreads

Friday, October 10, 2014 In the story, the writer, Jerry Spinelli, describes the life of a young boy named Zinkoff from first grade to his beginnings in middle school. The pride and happiness this ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
119
Section 22
127
Section 23
133
Section 24
137
Section 25
143
Section 26
154

Section 9
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Section 10
34
Section 11
42
Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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About the author (2003)

Jerry Spinelli received the Newbery Medal for Maniac Magee and a Newbery Honor for Wringer. His other books include Smiles to Go, Loser, Space Station Seventh Grade, Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?, Dump Days, and Stargirl. His novels are recognized for their humor and poignancy, and his characters and situations are often drawn from his real-life experience as a father of six children. Jerry lives with his wife, Eileen, also a writer, in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

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