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Jerry Spinelli was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania on February 1, 1941. He received a bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College and a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University. He worked as an editor with Chilton from 1966 to 1989. He launched his career in children's literature with Space Station 7th Grade in 1982. He has written over 30 books including The Bathwater Gang, Picklemania, Stargirl, Milkweed, and Mama Seeton's Whistle. In 1991, he won the Newbery Award for Maniac Magee. In 1998, Wringer was named a Newbery Honor book. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Stargirl 9,123 copies, 359 reviews
Maniac Magee 7,871 copies, 229 reviews
Loser 3,265 copies, 72 reviews
Wringer 3,022 copies, 55 reviews
Milkweed 2,576 copies, 81 reviews
Love, Stargirl 2,138 copies, 102 reviews
Crash 2,093 copies, 68 reviews
The Library Card 1,771 copies, 23 reviews
Fourth Grade Rats 1,553 copies, 17 reviews
Eggs 1,361 copies, 51 reviews
Smiles to Go 1,151 copies, 31 reviews
Knots in My Yo-Yo String 937 copies, 20 reviews
Report to the Principal's Office 786 copies, 13 reviews
Third Grade Angels 553 copies, 16 reviews
Do the Funky Pickle 503 copies, 5 reviews
There's a Girl in My Hammerlock 462 copies, 4 reviews
Jake and Lily 412 copies, 11 reviews
Hokey Pokey 307 copies, 21 reviews
Space Station Seventh Grade 298 copies, 6 reviews
Picklemania! 288 copies, 2 reviews
The Warden's Daughter 239 copies, 7 reviews
I Can Be Anything! 236 copies, 15 reviews
Jason and Marceline 125 copies, 4 reviews
Tooter Pepperday 115 copies
Stargirl Journal 88 copies, 8 reviews
Dump Days 88 copies, 2 reviews
The Bathwater Gang 69 copies, 2 reviews
My Daddy and Me 54 copies, 4 reviews
Mama Seeton's Whistle 37 copies, 4 reviews
Dead Wednesday 36 copies, 1 review
Night of the Whale 7 copies, 1 review
Mongoose [novelette] (Author) 1 copy
Guys Write for Guys Read (Contributor) 701 copies, 13 reviews
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (Contributor) 289 copies, 7 reviews
Half-Minute Horrors (Contributor) 244 copies, 20 reviews
It's Fine To Be Nine (Contributor) 97 copies
Connections (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
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