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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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User Review  - Sam Goshen - Goodreads

(3rd quarter) Brent was forced to build and set up whirligigs in each of the four corners of the US He did this because he wanted to repent his sins. He accidentally killed Lea in a car crash while ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shelisa - Goodreads

REQUIRED Brent is having a personal crisis and tries to kill himself driving home from a party. Unfortunately in this attempt he crashes his car and kills another driver. The parents of the deceased ... 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.