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.
Donald is a happy kid with many good qualities, but he also has quirks that make him "different." He has no trouble until fourth grade, when his quirks are noticed and his name is changed to "Loser." He doesn't always notice the unkindness, and gets abundant love from his family and neighbors. It takes a near tragedy to teach everyone what is really important about a person.
There are two different covers for this book, shown at left.
Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 7
Grade Level Equivalent: 5.5
DRA Level: 50
Guided Reading Level: U
Lexile Measure: 650L
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