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Spinelli, Jerry

Overview
Works: 152 works in 831 publications in 15 languages and 74,452 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Historical fiction  Biography  Children's audiobooks  History  Stories in rhyme  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diary fiction 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.P546, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Jerry Spinelli
Publications by Jerry Spinelli
Most widely held works by Jerry Spinelli
Wringer by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
56 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 4,849 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. He did not want to be a wringer. Palmer LaRue is rUnning out of birthdays. For as long as he can remember, he's dreaded the day he turns ten, the day he's supposed to become a wringer. This thing, this not wanting to be a wringer, did it ever knock him from his bike? Unite his sneaker lace? Call him a name? Stand up and fight? Palmer thinks that becoming a wringer is something he can't stop ... until the day a visitor shows up at his window. It was simply, merely there, a whisper of feather wings, reminding him of the moment he dreaded above all others. Should he open the window? In his dreams the moment had already come. Should he invite fear into his room? In his dreams he looks down to find his hands around the neck of the pigeon. What is it like to be hated? For much of his life Palmer Larue had felt he was standing at the edge of a black, bottomless hole. On the fifty-ninth day before his tenth birthday, he fell in. Palmer LaRue is running out of birthdays. For as long as he can remember, he's dreaded the day he turns ten--the day he'll take his place beside all the other ten-year-old boys in town, the day he'll be a wringer. But Palmer doesn't want to be a wringer. It's one of the first things he learned about himself and it's one of the biggest things he has to hide. In Palmer's town being a wringer is an honor, a tradition passed down from father to son. Palmer can't stop himself from being a wringer just like he can't stop himself from growing one year older, just like he can't stand up to a whole town--right?
Maniac Magee : a novel by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,765 libraries worldwide
After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
30 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,576 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
Milkweed : a novel by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
46 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,934 libraries worldwide
Set in Nazi-occupied Poland just before the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Spinelli's first historical novel tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival though the eyes of a young orphan
Smiles to go by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 3,838 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
Crash by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
40 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,678 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
Loser by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
55 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,662 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."
The library card by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,807 libraries worldwide
The lives of four young people in different circumstances are changed by their encounters with books
There's a girl in my hammerlock by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 2,401 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
Fourth grade rats by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 2,271 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
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 1,768 libraries worldwide
He came into this world named Jeffrey Lionel Magee, but when his parents died and his life changed, so did his name. And Maniac Magee became a legend
Who put that hair in my toothbrush? by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
23 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,747 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
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,625 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
Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,568 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."
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,495 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
I can be anything! by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,448 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
Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,363 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"--
Eggs by Jerry Spinelli( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,345 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
Space station seventh grade by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,326 libraries worldwide
Seventh-grader Jason narrates the events of his year, from school, hair, and pimples, to mothers, little brothers, and a girl
Third grade angels by Jerry Spinelli( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,295 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"--
 
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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 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.
سبينيللي، چيري
스피넬리, 제리 1941-
スピネッリ, ジェリー
Languages
English (362)
Italian (51)
Japanese (16)
German (14)
French (12)
Chinese (10)
Arabic (7)
Spanish (6)
Korean (6)
Dutch (4)
Persian (2)
Turkish (1)
Polish (1)
Hebrew (1)
Slovenian (1)
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