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Spinelli, Jerry

Overview
Works: 191 works in 1,359 publications in 22 languages and 84,590 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Bildungsromans  Sports stories  Humor  Historical fiction  Biography  Children's audiobooks  Autobiographies 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.P546, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jerry Spinelli
Maniac Magee : a novel by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

103 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 6,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

117 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 5,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever"--Title page verso
Wringer by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

77 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 4,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Palmer comes of age, he must either accept the violence of being a wringer at his town's annual Pigeon Day or find the courage to oppose it
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 4,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still moping months after being dumped by her Arizona boyfriend Leo, fifteen-year-old Stargirl, a home-schooled free spirit, writes "the world's longest letter" to Leo, describing her new life in Pennsylvania
Eggs by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mourning the loss of his mother, nine-year-old David forms an unlikely friendship with independent, quirky thirteen-year-old Primrose, as the two help each other deal with what is missing in their lives
Milkweed : a novel by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

58 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham. He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He's a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans. He's a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He's a boy who wants to be a Nazi some day, with tall shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat of his own. Until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind. And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned, he's a boy who realizes it's safest of all to be nobody. Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable--Nazi-occupied Warsaw of World War II--and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young orphan
Smiles to go by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 3,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will Tuppence's life has always been ruled by science and common sense but in ninth grade, shaken up by the discovery that protons decay, he begins to see the entire world differently and gains new perspective on his relationships with his little sister and two closest friends
Loser by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

71 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like "Jabip." Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero."
Crash by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

61 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventh-grader John "Crash" Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance of family
The library card by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of four young people in different circumstances are changed by their encounters with books. Four humorous, poignant stories about how books changed the lives of several youngsters
Fourth grade rats by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 2,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suds learns that his best friend is wrong. You don't have to be a tough guy, a "rat," to be a grown up fourth grader
There's a girl in my hammerlock by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Maisie joins her school's formerly all-male wrestling team and tries to last through the season, despite opposition from other students, her best friend, and her own teammates
Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since they were Snotsippers, Jack and the girl have fought, until one day she steals his bike and as he and the Amigos try to recover it, Jack realizes that he is growing up and must eventually leave the "goodlands and badlands of Hokey Pokey."
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli( Recording )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maniac Magee is the story of Jeffrey Lionel Magee, who lost his parents at the age of three in a trolley accident. Leaving his relatives, who won't talk to each other, he searches for a home with a real address that he can call his own in Two Mills, Pennsylvania. In the meantime, he earns the nickname 'Maniac.' He can punt a football perfectly while carrying a book in his other hand, he can hit an inside-the-park home run, and he can untie even the most Gordian of knots. He can do practically anything that the children of Two Mills think is impossible including making peace between violent racial factions in the town
Who put that hair in my toothbrush? by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sibling rivalry between twelve-year-old Megin and her older brother Greg intensifies after she ruins his science project and he retaliates by throwing her favorite hockey stick into the pond
Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jake and Lily are twins and have always felt the same--like two halves of one person--but the year they turn eleven and Jake begins hanging out with Bump Stubbins, everything changes"--
I can be anything! by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy ponders the many possible jobs in his future, from paper-plane folder and puppy-dog holder to mixing-bowl licker and tin-can kicker
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli( Recording )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever
The warden's daughter by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with her warden father in an apartment above a 1950s prison, Cammie O'Reilly struggles to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who died saving her from harm when she was a baby, and interacts with some of the reformed inmates
Third grade angels by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George 'Suds' Morton competes with his third-grade classmates to earn the first 'halo' of the year for good behavior, but being good turns out to be more stressful than he anticipated"--Provided by publisher
 
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Maniac Magee : a novel
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Alternative Names
J SPINELLI

Jerry Spinelli American children's writer

Jerry Spinelli Amerikaans schrijver

Jerry Spinelli amerikansk författare

Jerry Spinelli amerikansk skribent

Jerry Spinelli amerykański pisarz

Jerry Spinelli écrivain américain

Jerry Spinelli escritor estadounidense

Jerry Spinelli scrittore statunitense

Jerry Spinelli US-amerikanischer Autor von Jugendbüchern und Romanen für junge Erwachsene

Sbīnīllī, Ǧīrrī 1941-

Sbīnīllī, Zhīrī

Sbīnīllī, Zhīrī 1941-

Shibinnili, Jieli.

Spinelli, Džerijs

Spīnīllī, Jīrī‏ 1941-

Supinerri, Jerī.

Джеррі Спінеллі

جری اسپینلی نویسنده آمریکایی

سبينيللي، چيري

스피넬리, 제리 1941-

ジェリー・スピネッリ

スピネッリ, ジェリー

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