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Jerry Spinelli - Author

Jerry Spinelli is a well known American children’s author specializing in novels written for and about early adolescence and winner of the Prestigious American Book Award, the Newbery Medal. In 1977 he married his 'stargirl' wife Eileen Mesi and is the father of 6 children.

Jerry first decided he wanted to become a writer at the age of 16, when his high school football team won a big game. He wrote a poem about this, and the next day the poem was published in the local newspaper. His passion for writing remained although it wasn't until much later that he was first published in book form. Since then his books have been a massive hit in the US but yet to hit the big time here in the UK. So here's your chance to grab a bit of Spinelli - your teenage children will thank you for the introduction.

He's loved by the media as much as he's loved by the reader in the US. Here are just a few of his glowing plaudits:

‘Spinelli takes his readers on a journey where choices between the self and the group must be made, and he is wise enough to show how hard they are, even when sweet.’ Kirkus Reviews

‘A poetic, allegorical tale about the magnificence and rarity of true nonconformity.’
New York Times Book Review

Featured Books, with extracts, by Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl
Jerry Spinelli
An incredibly touching story about a girl who dared to be different. A wonderfully original and memorable read for it makes you realise that tweens and teens work too hard these days to conform and be the same in order...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Love, Stargirl
Jerry Spinelli
A moving and lyrical book written in diary-form over a year, the letters charting Stargirl's feelings as she comes to terms with moving, with the loss of Leo, and making new friends in an unknown place. The letters reveal fantastic...
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Format: Paperback | Released 11/05/2009
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Love, Stargirl
Jerry Spinelli
A moving and lyrical book written in diary form over a year as letters that chart Stargirl's feelings as she comes to terms with moving, with the loss of Leo and the making of new friends in a new place....
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/06/2008
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Eggs
Jerry Spinelli
A powerful, honest story by award-winning writer Jerry Spinelli. Two very different people, 9 year old David and 13 year old Primrose, would seem the most unlikely of friendships, but brought together by painful pasts and fragile secrets they forge...
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2008
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Stargirl
Jerry Spinelli
An incredibly touching story about a girl who dared to be different. A wonderfully original and memorable read for it makes you realise that tweens and teens work too hard these days to conform and be the same in order...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2007
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Milkweed
Jerry Spinelli
An extraordinarily powerful and poignant novel about people, about caring and about life itself. Utterly compelling as a great story should be and touches a nerve in more ways than one. Other titles by Jerry Spinelli include Love, Stargirl,...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2004
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