When sixteen-year-old Brent Bishop inadvertently causes the death of a young woman, he is sent on an unusual journey of repentance, building wind toys across the land.
In his most ambitious novel to date, Newbery winner Paul Fleischman traces Brent's healing pilgrimage from Washington State to California, Florida, and Maine, and describes the many lives set into new motion by the ingenious creations Brent leaves behind.
Paul Fleischman is the master of multivoiced books for younger readers. In Whirligig he has created a novel about hidden connections that is itself a wonder of spinning hearts and grand surprises.
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Review: WhirligigUser Review - Charlie K. - Goodreads
Whirligig, by author Paul Fleishman is an odd and interesting book. Judging by the cover you would think so too. This books teenage drama, death, and the traveling of a young boy make this book ... Read full review
Review: WhirligigUser Review - Annas1 - Goodreads
Whirligig was an amazing story that relates to every single young adult out there. The main character, Brent, experiences some major traumatic events, as well as the small ones teenagers experience ... Read full review
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