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Jerry Spinelli

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Transcript of Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli
Where Jerry lives
Jerry was born in Norristown, PA and now lives in Phoenixville, PA.
Influences
Jerry's influences include; His wife, Eileen Spinelli, his six kids, and twenty one grandchildren.
Fun Facts
Jerry served in the U.S. Navy reserve from 1966-1972.
When Spinelli was in lower elementary school, he wanted to be a cowboy.
When Jerry was older he wanted to be a MLB baseball player.
Jerry Spinelli Quotes
"Each of us, in our kid hood, was a Huckleberry Finn, drifting on a current that seemed tortuously slow at times, poling for the shore to check out every slightest glimmer in the trees... the taste of Brussels sprouts... your first forward roll... cruising a mall without a parent... overnighting it... making your own grilled cheese sandwich... the thousand landfalls of our adolescence... And now we know
what we did not know then: what an adventure it
was!" - Jerry Spinelli
"Ideas come from ordinary, every day life. And
from imagination. And from feelings. And
from memories. Memories of dust
down a hill called monkey."
-Jerry Spinelli
Obstacles
An obstacle Jerry faced was not publishing four books in a row. Since he didn't publish those adult books he started writing for children. His first published book was
Space Station Seventh Grade
.
Awards
Spinelli's
Maniac Magee
won the Newbery award soon after it was published. He has also
won the Newbery honor
award.
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