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Macmillan, May 15, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 133 pages
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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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Poor plot, little character development.... - Goodreads
This book was a slow pace book. - Goodreads
Liked the premise...it was different. - Goodreads
I also did not enjoy the ending, 1. - Goodreads
Fleischman's writing is almost lyrical. - Goodreads
Then it became easy to read. - Goodreads

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User 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

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User 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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About the author (1998)

Paul Fleischman won the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise, as well as a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. He lives with his wife and children in Pacific Grove, California.

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