Jerry Spinelli (Author)
May 14, 2002
5.29 X 8.03 X 0.47 inches | 0.37 pounds
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About the Author
JERRY SPINELLI is the author of many novels for young readers, including Dead Wednesday, The Warden's Daughter; Stargirl; Love, Stargirl; Milkweed; Crash; Wringer; and Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal; along with Knots in My Yo-Yo String, the autobiography of his childhood. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, poet and author Eileen Spinelli.
"A magical and heartbreaking tale."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Spinelli has produced a poetic allegorical tale about the magnificence and rarity of true nonconformity." -- The New York Times "Part fairy godmother, part outcast, part dream-come-true, [Stargirl] possesses many of the mythical qualities of Maniac Magee." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred "Stargirl is luminescent. . . . This book resonates long after the cover is closed." -- The Detroit News and Free Press "Stargirl tells us the captivating story of a magical, mysterious girl. . . . A wonder tribute to nonconformity." -- Chicago Tribune