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