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Jerry Spinelli, . . HarperTrophy, $5.99 (218pp) ISBN 978-0-06-054074-6

PW wrote in a starred review of this novel that begins with a boy's early days of invisibility and ignorant bliss, to the turning point when he is dubbed a loser, "The author demonstrates the difference between those who can see with compassionate 'little-kid eyes' and those who lose sight of what is truly important." Ages 10-12 (Oct.)