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Jerry Spinelli


Award-winning writer of youthful mature novels whose most widely known works include Wringer, Stargirl, and Maniac Magee. His 1st children’s publication, Space Train station Seventh Quality, was released in the first 1980s. He went to Gettysburg University and Johns Hopkins University or college. He consequently worked as an editor for any department shop publication and kept several other odd careers that allowed him to go after a writing profession in his free time. He received a 1991 Newbery Medal for his most well-known function, Maniac Magee. He wedded fellow children’s publication writer, Eileen Mesi, in 1977. The few continued to possess six kids and a lot more than twenty grandchildren. He’s a lover of writer Madeline Lengle.

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Date Of Birth February 1, 1941
Place Of Birth Norristown, PA
Profession Young Adult Author
Education Temple University, Johns Hopkins University, Gettysburg College
Nationality American
Spouse Eileen Spinelli
Children Ben Spinelli, Molly Spinelli, Barbara Spinelli, Kevin Spinelli, Sean Spinelli, Jeffrey Spinelli
Parents Louis Spinelli, Lorna Mae Bigler Spinelli
Siblings Bill Spinelli
Awards John Newbery Medal, Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, Golden Kite Award for Fiction, Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature
Movies Maniac Magee
Star Sign Aquarius

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1 Received an MA from Johns Hopkins University in 1964.
2 Lives with his wife, Eileen, who is also a writer.
3 He is a graduate of Gettysburg College.
4 His novels are recognized for their humor and poignancy, and his characters and situations are often drawn from his real-life experiences as a father of six children.



Stargirl 2018 pre-production
Maniac Magee 2003 TV Movie book

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