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Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1941
Place of Birth Norristown, Pennsylvania
Age 80 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
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Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli is an American writer of children's novels about adolescence and early adulthood. He is known to Maniac Magee, Stargirl and Wringer.

Born February 01, 1941, Norristown, Pennsylvania, US
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Genre Children's and young-adult novels
Notable works Space Station Seventh Grade, Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush, Maniac Magee, Wringer, Stargirl, Eggs
Notable awards Newbery Medal, 1991

About Jerry Spinelli

Award-winning author of young adult novels whose best known works include Wringer, Stargirl, and Maniac Magee. His first children's book, Space Station Seventh Grade, was published in the early 1980s.

Jerry Spinelli before fame

He attended Gettysburg College and Johns Hopkins University. He subsequently worked as an editor for a department store publication and held a number of other odd jobs that allowed him to pursue a writing career in his spare time.

Achievement of Jerry Spinelli

He received a 1991 Newbery Medal for his most famous work, Maniac Magee.

Jerry Spinelli family life

He married fellow children's book author, Eileen Mesi, in 1977. The couple went on to have six children and more than twenty grandchildren.

Associations of Jerry Spinelli

He is a fan of author Madeline Lengle.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Jerry Spinelli

  • The winners of the Newbery medal
  • Alumni of Gettysburg College
  • Young American novelist
  • Winner of Honor Newbery

Latest information about Jerry Spinelli updated on June 14 2021.