By Jerry Spinelli
It is Palmer LaRue's tenth birthday, or any boys dream if you live in Wayner.Not
for Palmer. Being ten means becoming a wringer, or a person who wrings
half living pigeons during the Pigeon Day. But being ten also begins
new opportunities, too. Palmer makes new friends like the local hoodlums
- Beans, Mutton and Henry.
One morning Palmer wakes to a small tapping noise on his window.
A pigeon! Palmer figures he will just give him some food and the
pigeon will leave. The same thing happens over and over until a friendship
But how can Palmer keep, Nipper, his pigeon, away from his everything-
against pigeon friends.
The only plan he can think of is to release Nipper. But when Nipper returns,
he's got to go to desperate measures. When Palmer find out his neighbor
is going on a vacation, it seems to be perfect. But when Palmer finds out
his neighbor left his pigeon at the railroad station. That's where
they catch pigeons for Pigeon Day!
LaRue - Palmer is a normal, everyday kid who is the main character.
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