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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781466860322144 Pages, Ages 12-17
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.
Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, Texas Lone Star Reading List, Washington Evergreen YA Book Award, NYPL Books for the Teen Age, Golden Kite Award Winner, New Mexico Land of Enchantment