When sixteen-year-old Brent Bishop inadvertently causes the death of a young woman, he is sent on an unusual journey of repentance, building wind toys across the land.
In his most ambitious novel to date, Newbery winner Paul Fleischman traces Brent's healing pilgrimage from Washington State to California, Florida, and Maine, and describes the many lives set into new motion by the ingenious creations Brent leaves behind.
Paul Fleischman is the master of multivoiced books for younger readers. In Whirligig he has created a novel about hidden connections that is itself a wonder of spinning hearts and grand surprises.
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the chapters showing the effects of the whirligigs don't follow the same order as Brent's creation of them, so the reader is often unsure which whirligig is involved.| Read Full Review of Whirligig
Brent is a frighteningly real character, a contemporary teenager who has bought into the false front of his surrounding upper class culture, but in the hands of Fleischman he achieves a redemption that is real and powerful.Feb 26 2017 | Read Full Review of Whirligig
the chapters showing the effects of the whirligigs don't follow the same order as Brent's creation of them, so the reader is often unsure which whirligig is involved.Feb 26 2017 | Read Full Review of Whirligig
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