Wringer

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Palmer LaRue is running out of birthdays. For as long as he can remember, he’s dreaded the day he turns ten, the day he’s supposed to become a wringer.

ISBN: 9780006754176 Author: Spinelli, Jerry Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 4th May 1999 Imprint: HarperCollins Children's Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:21) Pages: 228 Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subject:

Palmer LaRue is running out of birthdays. For as long as he can remember, he’s dreaded the day he turns ten, the day he’s supposed to become a wringer.

In Palmer’s hometown of Waymer, a boy’s tenth birthday is the biggest event of his life. It marks the day that he is ready to take his place as a wringer at the annual family fest, Pigeon Day. It’s an honour and a tradition. But even though he would rather stay nine for the rest of his life than become a wringer, Palmer can’t stop himself from getting older. Then an unwanted visitor arrives on his windowsill, and Palmer knows that it is a sign. Somehow, he must find a way to break tradition. He must learn how to stop being afraid, and stand up for what he believes in.

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