Dead Wednesday

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Product Details
Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593306673

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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.
Reviews
"Jerry Spinelli has created another middle grade masterpiece. These are unforgettable characters. ...authentic and frequently funny...riveting." --BookPage, starred review

"Spinelli shines at setting a tongue-in-cheek tone for a tale with serious underpinnings, and as in Stargirl, readers will be swept into the relationship that develops between this adolescent odd couple. Characters to love, quips to snort at, insights to ponder." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Spinelli writes with wry humor that still makes room for sweetness and a belief in the impossible. A stellar pick for tween collections." --Booklist, starred review

"Spinelli captures eighth-grade social dynamics, Worm's self-erasure, and Becca's confidence with vivid authenticity." --The Bulletin, starred review

"This fever dream of a story about self-acceptance and forgiveness is unforgettable." --Shelf Awareness, starred review

"Centering meaningful themes of ephemerality, forgiveness, and self-acceptance, Spinelli's characters will undoubtedly dig their way into the hearts of readers who need them most." --Publishers Weekly

"Spinelli makes the relationship between a boy and a ghost heartwarming; the life lessons of a dead girl profound; and social commentary astute but not didactic. Dialogue is snappy, and every scene is tight and memorable." --The Horn Book Magazine

"Throughout his career, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli has shown he's a master of evoking the particular pangs felt in adolescence." --Time Magazine