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Jerry Spinelli

Författare till Stargirl

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Om författaren

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 visa mer 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) visa färre


Verk av Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl (2000) 10,243 exemplar
Maniac Magee (1990) 9,036 exemplar
Loser (2003) 3,790 exemplar
Wringer (1997) 3,469 exemplar
Milkweed (1994) 2,919 exemplar
Crash (1996) 2,431 exemplar
Love, Stargirl (2007) 2,340 exemplar
Fourth Grade Rats (1991) 2,172 exemplar
The Library Card (1997) 2,115 exemplar
Eggs (2007) 1,530 exemplar
Smiles to Go (2008) 1,342 exemplar
Knots in My Yo-Yo String (1998) 1,125 exemplar
Third Grade Angels (2012) 926 exemplar
Do the Funky Pickle (1992) 592 exemplar
Jake and Lily (2012) 504 exemplar
There's a Girl in My Hammerlock (1991) 496 exemplar
Picklemania! (1993) 353 exemplar
Hokey Pokey (2013) 341 exemplar
Space Station Seventh Grade (1982) 318 exemplar
The Warden's Daughter (2017) 296 exemplar
I Can Be Anything! (2010) 276 exemplar
Tooter Pepperday (1995) 143 exemplar
Jason and Marceline (1986) 136 exemplar
Dump Days (1988) 96 exemplar
The Bathwater Gang (1990) 92 exemplar
Stargirl Journal (2007) 88 exemplar
Blue Ribbon Blues (1998) 78 exemplar
Dead Wednesday (2021) 63 exemplar
My Daddy and Me (2003) 57 exemplar
Mama Seeton's Whistle (2015) 45 exemplar
School Daze Collection (1993) 21 exemplar
The Mighty Crashman (2002) 18 exemplar
My Fourth of July (2019) 14 exemplar
Jerry Spinelli Collection (2004) 10 exemplar
Night of the Whale (1985) 7 exemplar
Particelle atomiche (2022) 2 exemplar
His Promised Land 1 exemplar
Mongoose [novelette] — Författare — 1 exemplar
O MANÍACO MAGEE 1 exemplar

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Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 272 exemplar
It's Fine To Be Nine (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 117 exemplar
Baseball Crazy: Ten Short Stories that Cover All the Bases (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 117 exemplar
Connections (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 44 exemplar


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YA boy coming of age from 80's or 90's i Name that Book (november 2011)


I feel like Stargirl is a strange little book, but it's a good kind of strange. The kind of strange that makes a bit more sense as an adult.

From an adult's point of view, Stargirl feels like an examination on the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope in a middle/high school setting with that middle/high school lens. You admire what's different and strange, you crave it, you want it for your own, but once you have it, appreciating it as it is becomes difficult since society (and you yourself) may want to change that strange, unusual and precious thing. Stargirl herself is a manic pixie dream girl for our main character, but we also see her growing and changing both for the betterment of the strained society that is high school, but also for herself. The story feels incomplete, but that's because our characters, and our titular Stargirl is still growing and still writing her life's story.

To my surprise, this book ended up getting a musical adaptation on Disney+ - and it's pretty faithful to the book save for changing up a few details regarding the main character's backstory (swapping out an uncle for a father), and some details with Stargirl's clothing choices (though I imagine that was just fashion crew having fun when filming), and the songs really helped bring the story to life in movie form.
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AuthorSSD | 371 andra recensioner | Nov 30, 2023 |
Great. About the lemming problem in high school, blown chances, artificial popularity. good stuff
nogomu | 371 andra recensioner | Oct 19, 2023 |
If only they still made afterschool specials this would totally be in the running for production.
MsTera | 371 andra recensioner | Oct 10, 2023 |
“…the history of a kid is one part fact, two parts legend, and three parts snowball.”

Homelessness = sad. Allergic to pizza? Devastating! 😆 But in all seriousness, this is a pretty decent read, that touches on issues of homelessness and race. Maybe 'lightly' touches is a more accurate description, as someone as famous as Maniac would probably not be allowed to be unhoused and not in school in a 'real' town, East End or West End. And the really uninformed things some of the white people 'say' in this book seem otherworldly ignorant, and I wondered several times what year this was supposed to be occurring in? (yes, I do know how ignorant some folks are, but many of the questions that Grayson asks are just... come on!)

At the end of the book, I just hoped Maniac would end up in school and using his physical gifts to his benefit! As a baseball nut myself, I hope he ended up on the diamond!
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Stahl-Ricco | 232 andra recensioner | Sep 4, 2023 |



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