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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,189 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jerry Spinelli Narrator: Steve Buscemi Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Spinelli understands some aspects of childhood better than anyone since Beverly Cleary,”

    Washington Post

  • “What makes the book charming and buoyant is that the reader, like Zinkoff’s parents and his favorite teacher, appreciates the boy’s oblivious joie de vivre and his divine quirks…Spinelli comes through again with a lively, often moving story with humor and heart to spare.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Steve Buscemi’s performance provides a feeling of familiarity with the Zinkoff family. His low, mellow tones and laid-back reading make for a comfortable listening experience.”


  • “Here’s one loser who will win plenty of hearts.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A 2002 Book Sense Pick
  • A 2002 Great Lakes Great Reads Pick
  • A 2002 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Children's Fiction
  • Winner of the 2004 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Wendy T | 2/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this Young Adult books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Freda | 2/12/2014

    " One of my favorite kids books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beatrice | 2/11/2014

    " Another great book by Jerry Spinelli. All of his books draw you into a world that reminds you of your own. All of his stories teach a lesson without making it completely obvious that he is doing so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sed | 2/10/2014

    " It seems kinda easy, but whatever "

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