Search - List of Books by Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli (born February 1, 1941) is an author of children's novels on adolescence and early adulthood. He is best known for the novels Maniac Magee and Wringer.

Spinelli was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Wayne, PA. At the age of sixteen, his love of sports inspired him to compose a poem about a recent football victory. Later, unbeknownst to him, his father published it in the local newspaper. It was at this time he realized that he would not become a Major League Baseball player, and decided to become a writer instead.

During his time at Gettysburg College, Spinelli spent his time writing short stories and was the editor of the college literary magazine. After graduation, he became a writer and editor for a department store magazine. The next twenty years, he spent his time working ordinary jobs during the day so that he had the energy to write fiction in his spare time. He found himself writing during lunch breaks, on weekends, and after dinner.

His first four novels were written for adults and were all rejected. His fifth novel was also intended for adults, but became his first children's book. This work, Space Station Seventh Grade, was published in 1982.

Spinelli graduated from Gettysburg College in 1963 and acquired his MA from Johns Hopkins University in 1964. He married Eileen Mesi in 1977, who also writes children's books. They have six children and sixteen grandchildren.

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Total Books: 307
Asche Fallt Wie Schnee
Asche Fallt Wie Schnee (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783791519647
ISBN-10: 3791519646
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The Bathwater Gang
The Bathwater Gang (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316014427
ISBN-10: 0316014427
Genre: Children's Books
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The Bathwater Gang
The Bathwater Gang (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316807203
ISBN-10: 0316807206
Genre: Children's Books
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The Bathwater Gang
The Bathwater Gang (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316807791
ISBN-10: 0316807796
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Bathwater Gang Gets Down to Business
The Bathwater Gang Gets Down to Business [Springboard Books] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780316808088
ISBN-10: 0316808083
Genre: Children's Books
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Blue Ribbon Blues
Blue Ribbon Blues (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780606130530
ISBN-10: 0606130535
Genre: Children's Books
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Blue Ribbon Blues
Blue Ribbon Blues (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780679887539
ISBN-10: 0679887539
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Crash
Crash (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780375807145
ISBN-10: 0375807144
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Crash
Crash (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780439176743
ISBN-10: 0439176743
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Crash
Crash (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780545113601
ISBN-10: 0545113601
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Crash
Crash (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780679885504
ISBN-10: 0679885501
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Crash - Das Leben ist Football
Crash - Das Leben Ist Football (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783423709347
ISBN-10: 3423709340
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Crash Das Leben ist Football
Crash Das Leben Ist Football (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783791519616
ISBN-10: 3791519611
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Do the Funky Pickle
Do the Funky Pickle (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780590454483
ISBN-10: 059045448X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Dump Days
Dump Days (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780316807067
ISBN-10: 0316807060
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Dump Days
Dump Days (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440404217
ISBN-10: 0440404215
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Dump Days
Dump Days (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440802396
ISBN-10: 0440802393
Genre: Children's Books
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East End West End und dazwischen Maniac Magee
East End West End Und Dazwischen Maniac Magee (Hardcover)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9783791519791
ISBN-10: 3791519794
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Eggs
Eggs (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316001793
ISBN-10: 0316001791
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Eggs
Eggs (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316028714
ISBN-10: 0316028711
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Eggs
Eggs (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316166461
ISBN-10: 0316166464
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Fourth Grade Rats [Apple Paperbacks] (Hardcover)Paperback
Guerra En Familia [Spanish Language Edition] (Paperback)
Maniac Magee / the Boys' War Double Pack [Experiencing Literature in the Classroom] (Paperback)
School Daze [Report to the Principal's Office, Who Ran My Underwear Up the Flagpole?, Picklemania, Do the Funky Pickle] (Paperback)
Stargirl [Stargirl, Bk 1] (Paperback)
Stargirl with Related Readings [The Emc Masterpiece Series Access Editions] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Taubenjagd [Ab 12 J.] (Paperback)Hardcover
Zinkoff El Inutil [Torre de Papel] (Paperback)