by Jerry Spinelli

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.

Reading Levels
Interest Level:  Grade3-7           DRA Level:  50             Lexile Measure:  650L
Grade Level Equiv: 5.5             
Guided Reading: U

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