Pdf loser book by jerry spinelli free download 218 pages. Donald zinkoff, the main character, is beginning first grade when the novel opens, and he is in sixth grade when it ends. Alec figures if he calls it the losers club, kids wont want to join. Done deliberately to limit the circle of friendscast as much as possible, thereby erasing the hassle of writing multiple, varying characterizations, while at the. Who are the main characters in the book loser answers. The main setting of the story loser by jerry spinelli is in a small, interesting town. And to top it off, the main character in this book draws tattoos on the popular kids arms.
Hes part of the scenery, like the parked cars and the green plastic. A detailed description of loser characters and their importance. Darrel, known as darry, is a twentyyearold greaser who is raising ponyboy because their parents have died in a car crash. But as you progress through the book, you grow to really appreciate the specialness and lovability of the main. Throughout the book, the main character, zinkoff, wasnt very good at things, but he never stopped trying his best and. Jerry spinelli received the newbery medal for maniac magee and a newbery honor for wringer.
They become friends for a little while, but he doesnt. This study guide consists of approximately 38 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of loser. Six of the seven members reunite in derry 27 years later in 1985 on the strength of an old and. Who in the book do you think believes that zinkoff is a loser. Who are the characters from loser by jerry spinelli. Tessie arrives at the village square late because she forgot what day it was. The losers club is a group of seven preteen misfit children who all lived in the fictional town of derry, maine.
The main character is a kid named donald, but my favorite characters. But zinkoff sees himself as a winner with glorious hand writing. Zinkoff the main charaters father andrew the neighbor boy cladia a little girl that zinkoff meets who absolutely loves. The opposite of this loser is you is the classically flawless mary sue although it is compatible with mary sue via antisue, or her good twin the escapist character paradoxically, applying this loser is you too accurately or too inaccurately can make. His other books include smiles to go, loser, space station seventh grade, who put that hair in my toothbrush. A loser while alison was alive, hanna subsequently transformed herself into the most popular girl in school along with her best friend, mona vanderwaal. The loser community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community. Youve got a geek, a oddball best friend, the mean girl, and the big guys who beat the smaller, nerdier kids up. This character appears only behind the window of his house throughout the book. The novel does not take place at the time of the events recounted, but at the time its narrator recalls them. Because of his offbrand sense of humor and his lack of demonstrable ability in. Donald laughs over any strange word he hears, had horrible hand writing, and always raises his hand, but gets the answers all wrong.
Loserqueen book by jodi lynn anderson, brittney lee. Whenever students ask him where he gets his ideas, he replies, from you. His sister is polly, the girl on the leash is claudia, the moms name is katie, and his friend is andrew drewand. In many shows, particularly comedies and childrens programs, a protagonist or another major character is an ugly, incompetent, lazy, and near illiterate ditz.
Zinkoff the main charaters father andrew the neighbor boy cladia a little girl that zinkoff meets who absolutely loves him lets talk. During those years, he changes and yet remains the same, as do all young people. Despreate to get his name off this list he sneaks in the girls bathroom but gets caught then ups up in detention. White was trying to get a handle on her homeroom students. Loser by jerry spinelli by cortney and lilly r total babes. He was born with an upsidedown valve in his stomach which causes him to frequently to throw up, and he loves to write his. Danny shine turns from a good kid to a meanie bad boy. The first edition of the novel was published in may 1st 2002, and was written by jerry spinelli. Its a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. Kowitt fiction 224 pages this book is about a boy named danny who gets his name on a loser list in the girls bathroom. His novels are recognized for their humor and poignancy, and his characters and situations are often drawn from his reallife experience as a father of six children.
Students will examine the point of view of the narrative voice in loser, and will specifically focus on how the narrators perspective affects the way the reader interprets the events and characters of the book activities. Loser a book by jerry spinelli lets talk about the characters. This character is a supportive mother of a disabled young boy. The winning choice was then encorporated into the next weeks chapters. Similar to hollywood homely and hollywood dateless, and typical of high school shows, this is when a character who is smart, funny, fashionable and good looking is portrayed as being much less popular than they would be in real life. Donald zinkoff donald zinkoff, the main character, is beginning first grade when the novel opens, and he is in sixth grade when it ends. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of loser by jerry spinelli. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. This classic book is perfect for fans of gordon korman and carl hiaasen. Satterfield elementary school, and in zinkoffs neighborhood. Which character in the book is the author describing in t. The loser list is a series of fiction books by holly kowitt. The main characters in dial l for loser are massie, claire, alicia, abby, and conner. The main plot of the story is that donald zinkoff has horrible handwriting, is clumsy, and is a loser to everyone else.
Loser 2002, by american author jerry spinelli, is a coming of age novel. Jul 29, 2003 his other books include smiles to go, loser, space station seventh grade, who put that hair in my toothbrush. This is the reading of jerry spinellis book, loser, the first 5 chapters. Print out copies of the loser literature circle questions printable for students. Donald zinkoff, the main character, is beginning first grade when the novel opens, and he is in sixth grade when it. Shes probably eight years old at the end of the book. The book is unique among spinellis work in that it is written entirely in the present tense. Loser is a tender story about donald zinkoss, a young character who demonstrates great selfacceptance and who is not afraid to fail. The students voices rose loudly above the blaring sound of channel one, a news show that was broadcasted throughout the school each morning.
With a name like loser, i really expected to hate this book and feel sorry for the main character throughout the entire story. The unofficial leader of the greasers, he becomes an authority. In the book loser by jerry spinelli, the main character is a young, strange boy named donald zinkoff. Loser is a coming of age young adult novel first published in 2002 by american author jerry spinelli. He wants to erase it, which lands him in detention. It details the growth of donald zinkoff, who is branded a loser by his. She falls in love with caleb rivers, a phone hacker and relative newcomer to rosewood. Zinkoff wants to be like his dad when he grows up, a mailman. Hes just there on the street, the playground, the neighborhood.
Now that votingand the bookare complete, loserqueen. If you have other read aloud suggestionsrequests or want to see other content from meet me in the middle. Loser by jerry spinelli meet your next favorite book. The loser in this book does not have these more commonly accepted gifts of athletic ability or great academic performance. The author of the anastasia books as well as more serious fiction rabble starkey, 1987 offers her first historical fictiona story about the escape of the jews from denmark in 1943. The reason i didnt give the book 3 stars is because of the main characters in the book. Though ever cautious and fearful of the ubiquitous soldiers, she is largely. Analysis and discussion of characters in george konrads the loser. Chapter one you grow up you grow up with a kid but you never really notice him. Loser, by jerry spinelli, is one of my favorite fiction novels.
Start your 48hour free trial to unlock this the loser study guide and get. In fact, in the book, loser, by jerry spinelli, the characters donald zinkoff and gary hobin have struggles. This character is a baby throughout much of the book and her role is limited to acting as an alarm system. In mozarteum in salzburg in 1953 the main characters met a young canadian prodigy who played the goldberg variations miraculously and who, they quickly came to realize, was a greater pianist than even their teacherindeed, the most important piano virtuoso of the century, as the narrator puts it in the novels opening sentence. This character is generally subject to character development throughout the narrative to make them more. Claudia a toddler who is kept on a leash at all times. Start your 48hour free trial to unlock this the loser study guide and get instant access to the following summary. The upside is that hes an utterly loveable hero, and theres so much to discuss here that a family, or a class, could spend days talking it over, which is why its already a favorite with discussion groups. Presumably if loser makes one child view a different kid as a threedimensional character, spinelli will consider his book successful. They are the main characters and protagonists of stephen kings best selling novel it, published in 1986. Who are the characters from loser by jerry spinelli answers. The loser community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.
The loser protagonist is a sister trope to the this loser is you, but unlike that trope, the loser protagonist is not necessarily meant to be relatable, its just that they may be considered a loser by the standards of their society. The story mostly takes place at zinkoffs house, john w. With the encouragement of his family, he learns to approach life with a positive spirit and to enjoy all that it has to offer. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 218 pages and is available in mass market paperback format. She is excited about the lottery and fully willing to participate every year, but when her familys name is drawn, she protests that the lottery isnt fair.
Her own team mates dont much like her, but she is a vital component of the losers. The group is first formed in the summer of 1958 and is led by bill denbrough. But as you progress through the book, you grow to really appreciate the specialness and lovability of the main character. Parents need to know that the main character is a goodhearted kid who endures cruel treatment from his classmates for being a loser. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. Loser i really enjoyed the book loser for two reasons. I think this book should have been a newberry medal winner because. Five years younger than lisa in carol matas lisas war 1989, annemarie johansen has, at 10, known three years of nazi occupation. Main page contents featured content current events random article donate to wikipedia wikipedia store. In this book, danny shine finds out he is on the loser list in the girls washroom. Loser is a touching book about the human spirit, the importance of failure, and how any name can someday be replaced with hero. Not a book club to talk about books but a club for reading. In 1991, he won the newbery award for maniac magee, and in 1998, wringer was named a newbery honor book. They are the main characters and protagonists of stephen kings.
Loser is a coming of age young adult novel first published in 2002 by american author jerry. Strong, athletic, and intelligent, darry has quit school. Tessie draws the paper with the black mark on it and is stoned to death. The story is written with an omniscient narrator, and even though the plot could focus on the kids that teased zinkoff, it focuses on zinkoffs positive attitudes despite his peers, instead. It details the growth of donald zinkoff, who is branded a loser by his classmates due to his clumsiness, poor performance in school and athletics, and sometimes clueless enthusiasm. The main characters of this realistic fiction, fiction story are.3 162 331 44 831 782 967 97 410 870 1201 1346 4 951 1152 1428 238 1577 732 1054 1047 1171 594 705 941 1059 42 270 1269 552 1327 200 765 366 1258 1462 1411 266 1309 828 1299 1487 1246 616 885 916