Loser by Jerry Spinelli, Eileen Spinelli (Editor), Joanna Cotler (Editor)

Loser by Jerry Spinelli, Eileen Spinelli (Editor), Joanna Cotler (Editor)

By Eileen Spinelli (Editor), Joanna Cotler (Editor) by Jerry Spinelli

43 ratings 52 reviews 77 followers
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5U4.336204

From renowned Newbery-winning author Jerry Spinelli comes a powerful story about how not fitting in just might lead to an incredible life. This classic book is perfect for fans of Gordon Korman and Carl Hiaasen.

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."

With some of his finest writing to date and great wit and humor, Jerry Spinelli creates a story about a boy's individuality surpassing the need to fit in and the genuine importance of failure. As readers follow Zinkoff from first through sixth grade, it becomes impossible not to identify with and root for him through failures and triumphs. The perfect classroom read.

Publisher: by Jerry Spinelli, Eileen Spinelli (Editor), Joanna Cotler (Editor)
Published on 7/12/2009
Binding: Paperback

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Zinkoff is a great person to learn from when you are being teased and you can learn a lot of lessons from him

At school we are doing book clubs and we are reading Loser! Its bout this kid called Zinkoff but aka Mr.Weirdo and how he is a Loser pretty awesome book! I recommend 4th-5th graders read this.

Me and my classmates recently finished this book. I highly recommend this book if you like " The Warden's Daughter" , " Stargirl", and " Wringer" . This book is action-packed. Its shows the bullied child's side of the story. His kindness towards some. You should read it!

We are currently reading this book during Read Aloud; the kids love it!

i love loser

A great and funny book about a boy who doesn't fit in and I think at some point in this story we can all relate. Also the ending is very nice.

Its a fantastic book.

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Book about me :(

Awesome book, I loved it. He loves school, like me, but sadly, has no close companions. A funny book, and a great one.

It's a good book

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