Smiles to Go: Book summary and reviews of Smiles to Go by Jerry Spinelli

Smiles to Go

By Jerry Spinelli

Smiles to Go
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2008,
    256 pages.
    Age range: Children


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What is stargazer, skateboarder, chess champ, pepperoni pizza eater, older brother, sister hater, best friend, first kisser, science geek, control freak Will Tuppence so afraid of in this great big universe?

Jerry Spinelli knows.

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"[What] makes a Spinelli novel isn't plotting so much as character, dialogue, voice and humor. The Spinelli touch remains true in this funny and thoroughly enjoyable read." - Publishers Weekly.

"Another solid, feel-good offering from Spinelli that takes big themes about love and the meaning of life and cuts them down to kid-size with finely tuned characterizations and humorous dialogue. Stargirl would approve. (Fiction. 11-14)" - Kirkus Reviews.

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Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by katlin
smiles to go
This book was so good. I love tabby, she's just like my little sister. She's sweet but a devil at the same time.!!! But is very cool too. He's like one of my guy friends I have and my sister is like my best friend.

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Tiff 33
Smiles 2 Go
Horribly....... GOOD! I love this book and Jerry Spinelli, he's like the best author ever!! And I especially love EGGS! BEST BOOK EVER!

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by seth merritt
smiles to go
This book was a very good book. I think the best advice for reading this book is reading between the lines of this story because it is mainly about Will and his sister Tabby.

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Bob
smiles to go
Awesome.

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Jerry Spinelli Author Biography

The noted novelist and children's author Jerry Spinelli, born on the 1st February, 1941 at Norristown in Pennsylvania, United States, is best known for his specialized novels intended towards readers in their early adolescence. His well-known books include his Space Station Seventh Grade (1982), the 1991 Newbery Medal winning Maniac Magee, the Newbery Honor-winning 1998 novel Wringer, the 2000 novel Stargirl and the the 2003 historical fiction novel Milkweed.

At the age of 16, Spinelli decided to be a writer, when his football team at high school conquered a tough opponent in a big game, young Jerry Spinelli composed a poem recognizing this achievement. To the surprise of Jerry Spinelli the poem was published the following day in the local newspaper. Spinelli started ...

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Jerry Spinelli: je-ree (rhymes with ferry) spi-NEL-ee

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