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Jerry Spinelli (1941-)


Space Station Seventh Grade, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1982.

Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1984.

Night of the Whale, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1985.

Jason and Marceline, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1986.

Dump Days, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1988.

Maniac Magee, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1990.

The Bathwater Gang, illustrated by Meredith Johnson, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1990.

There's a Girl in My Hammerlock, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1991.

Fourth Grade Rats, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1991.

School Daze: Report to the Principal's Office, Scholastic (New York, NY) 1991.

Who Ran My Underwear up the Flagpole?, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1992.

Do the Funky Pickle, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1992.

The Bathwater Gang Gets down to Business, illustrated by Meredith Johnson, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1992.

Picklemania, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1993.

Tooter Pepperday, Random House (New York, NY), 1995.

Crash, Knopf (New York, NY), 1996.

The Library Card, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1997.

Wringer, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1997.

Blue Ribbon Blues: A Tooter Tale, illustrated by Donna Nelson, Random House (New York, NY), 1998.

Knots in My Yo-Yo String: The Autobiography of a Kid, Knopf (New York, NY), 1998.

Stargirl, Knopf (New York, NY), 2000.

Loser, Joanna Cotler Books (New York, NY), 2002.

Milkweed, Knopf (New York, NY), 2003.

My Daddy and Me (picture book), illustrated by Seymour Chwast, Random House (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Our Roots Grow Deeper than We Know: Pennsylvania Writers–Pennsylvania Life, edited by Lee Gutkind, University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1985, and Noble Pursuits, edited by Virginia A. Arnold and Carl B. Smith, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1988. Work represented in anthologies, including Best Sports Stories of 1982, Dutton, 1982, and Connections: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults, edited by Donald R. Gallo, In Spinelli's highly acclaimed 1990 novel an orphaned teen flees an unhappy home and finds a new town where he is respected for his awesome athletic skills; now a new challenge is faced when he encounters racial injustice. (Cover illustration by Carol Palmer.) Delacorte (New York, NY), 1989. Maniac Magee was included in the anthology Newbery Award IV, Harper Trophy (New York, NY), 1998.

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Brief BiographiesBiographies: Nate Smith Biography - Fought His Way into the Union to Theodosius II BiographyJerry Spinelli (1941-) Biography - Awards, Honors, Writings, Sidelights - Personal, Addresses, Career, Member, Adaptations