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Jerry Spinelli

Auteur van Stargirl

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Over de Auteur

Jerry Spinelli was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania on February 1, 1941. He received a bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College and a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University. He worked as an editor with Chilton from 1966 to 1989. He launched his career in children's literature with Space toon meer Station 7th Grade in 1982. He has written over 30 books including The Bathwater Gang, Picklemania, Stargirl, Milkweed, and Mama Seeton's Whistle. In 1991, he won the Newbery Award for Maniac Magee. In 1998, Wringer was named a Newbery Honor book. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder


Werken van Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl (2000) 10,354 exemplaren
Maniac Magee (1990) 9,143 exemplaren
Loser (2003) 3,837 exemplaren
Wringer (1997) 3,500 exemplaren
Milkweed (1994) 2,960 exemplaren
Crash (1996) 2,459 exemplaren
Love, Stargirl (2007) 2,376 exemplaren
Fourth Grade Rats (1991) 2,198 exemplaren
The Library Card (1997) 2,145 exemplaren
Eggs (2007) 1,547 exemplaren
Smiles to Go (2008) 1,356 exemplaren
Knots in My Yo-Yo String (1998) 1,132 exemplaren
Report to the Principal's Office (1991) 946 exemplaren
Third Grade Angels (2012) 945 exemplaren
Do the Funky Pickle (1992) 595 exemplaren
Jake and Lily (2012) 514 exemplaren
There's a Girl in My Hammerlock (1991) 501 exemplaren
Picklemania! (1993) 358 exemplaren
Hokey Pokey (2013) 348 exemplaren
Space Station Seventh Grade (1982) 321 exemplaren
The Warden's Daughter (2017) 301 exemplaren
I Can Be Anything! (2010) 279 exemplaren
The Stargirl Collection (2-in-1) (2007) 256 exemplaren
Tooter Pepperday (1995) 144 exemplaren
Jason and Marceline (1986) 138 exemplaren
Dump Days (1988) 97 exemplaren
The Bathwater Gang (1990) 90 exemplaren
Stargirl Journal (2007) 88 exemplaren
Blue Ribbon Blues (1998) 80 exemplaren
Dead Wednesday (2021) 68 exemplaren
My Daddy and Me (2003) 58 exemplaren
Mama Seeton's Whistle (2015) 47 exemplaren
School Daze Collection (1993) 21 exemplaren
The Mighty Crashman (2002) 18 exemplaren
My Fourth of July (2019) 15 exemplaren
Jerry Spinelli Collection (2004) 10 exemplaren
Night of the Whale (1985) 7 exemplaren
Particelle atomiche (2022) 2 exemplaren
Quarta elementare 1 exemplaar
His Promised Land 1 exemplaar
Mongoose [novelette] — Auteur — 1 exemplaar
O MANÍACO MAGEE 1 exemplaar
Magee, zis Maniacul 1 exemplaar
Zinkoff, el inútil 1 exemplaar

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YA boy coming of age from 80's or 90's in Name that Book (november 2011)


BooksInMirror | 16 andere besprekingen | Feb 19, 2024 |
Jake and Lily are twins who just turn 11 as the story begins, each chapter is written alternately by them. This is a lovely story about growing up and growing into individuals. Jake and Lily get to meet their long-missed grandfather, Poppy and discover that being twins doesn’t mean they have to do everything together. Lily reminds the reader of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird with her independence and determination. There’s goombla, goobers and supergoobers-you’ll have to read the book to learn what they mean.
This is a great book to read this summer since that’s when the book takes place.
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BiblioQueen | 10 andere besprekingen | Feb 5, 2024 |
Stargirl is cute but also a little but creepy like a stalker.

Be yourself and be nice to people. Try not to let the force of public opinion sway you - especially while in high school.
hmonkeyreads | 373 andere besprekingen | Jan 25, 2024 |
This was an interesting read, but I would never recommend it to a kid, and I'd doubt I'd have read it at all if the author weren't Jerry Spinelli. It seems more like a book written for adults (or maybe nostalgic teens) who want to dwell in a romanticized and stylized version of childhood. The language was creative, the plot a little dull, the setting cool. My one-star rating comes down to this: the reality of growing up is never as poetic and symbolic as it is in Hokey Pokey. Some readers will revel in Spinelli's fanciful prose-poetry and whimsy-laden metaphors. Others will feel nauseated. I went back and forth, but mostly felt nauseated.

There are obvious comparisons to be made to Peter Pan. Hokey Pokey seemed to me at first to be another version of Never-Never Land and Jack was an obvious Peter Pan-type leader. But that's kind of a misleading comparison. Jack's journey in this book is all about accepting that he's growing up and exiting childhood--there's nothing very Peter Pan in that. Also, there's no Captain Hook.
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LibrarianDest | 21 andere besprekingen | Jan 3, 2024 |



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