Jerry Spinelli

Autor von Stargirl

59+ Werke 50,479 Mitglieder 1,282 Rezensionen Lieblingsautor von 50 Lesern

Über den Autor

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 mehr anzeigen 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) weniger anzeigen


Werke von Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl (2000) 10,357 Exemplare
Der Held aus der letzten Reihe (2003) 3,841 Exemplare
Asche fällt wie Schnee (1994) 2,961 Exemplare
Crash : das Leben ist Football (1996) 2,459 Exemplare
Lieber Leo - Dein Stargirl (2007) 2,376 Exemplare
Fourth Grade Rats (1991) 2,200 Exemplare
The Library Card (1997) 2,146 Exemplare
Eiertanz (2007) 1,547 Exemplare
Smiles to Go (2008) 1,356 Exemplare
Knots in My Yo-Yo String (1998) 1,132 Exemplare
Third Grade Angels (2012) 946 Exemplare
Report to the Principal's Office (1991) 946 Exemplare
Do the Funky Pickle (1992) 595 Exemplare
Jake and Lily (2012) 514 Exemplare
There's a Girl in My Hammerlock (1991) 501 Exemplare
Picklemania! (1993) 358 Exemplare
Hokey Pokey (2013) 348 Exemplare
Space Station Seventh Grade (1982) 321 Exemplare
The Warden's Daughter (2017) 301 Exemplare
I Can Be Anything! (2010) 279 Exemplare
The Stargirl Collection (2-in-1) (2007) 256 Exemplare
Tooter Pepperday (1995) 144 Exemplare
Jason and Marceline (1986) 138 Exemplare
Dump Days (1988) 97 Exemplare
The Bathwater Gang (1990) 90 Exemplare
Stargirl Journal (2007) 88 Exemplare
Blue Ribbon Blues (1998) 80 Exemplare
Dead Wednesday (2021) 68 Exemplare
My Daddy and Me (2003) 58 Exemplare
Mama Seeton's Whistle (2015) 46 Exemplare
School Daze Collection (1993) 21 Exemplare
The Mighty Crashman (2002) 18 Exemplare
My Fourth of July (2019) 15 Exemplare
Jerry Spinelli Collection (2004) 10 Exemplare
Night of the Whale (1985) 7 Exemplare
Particelle atomiche (2022) 2 Exemplare
Quarta elementare 1 Exemplar
His Promised Land 1 Exemplar
Mongoose [novelette] — Autor — 1 Exemplar

Zugehörige Werke

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Mitwirkender — 764 Exemplare
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Mitwirkender — 340 Exemplare
It's Fine To Be Nine (2000) — Mitwirkender — 120 Exemplare
Baseball Crazy: Ten Short Stories that Cover All the Bases (2008) — Mitwirkender — 117 Exemplare
Connections (1989) — Mitwirkender — 44 Exemplare





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


BooksInMirror | 16 weitere Rezensionen | 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 weitere Rezensionen | 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 weitere Rezensionen | 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 weitere Rezensionen | Jan 3, 2024 |



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