Knots in My Yo-Yo String: The Autobiography of a Kid is a look at the author's (Jerry Spinelli) childhood years. In it, Spinelli describes his feelings upon learning that his dog had been hit by a car; his love of baseball; how he cut his friend's face open when they were playing war; his first kiss; and other childhod events. The volume is illustrated with photographs.
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"A master of those embarrassing, gloppy, painful, and suddenly wonderful things that happen on the razor's edge between childhood and full-fledged adolescence" (The Washington Post), Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction. From first memories through high school, including first kiss, first punch, first trip to the principal's office, and first humiliating sports experience, this is not merely an account of a highly unusual childhood. Rather, like Spinelli's fiction, its appeal lies in the accessibility and universality of his life. Entertaining and fast-paced, this is a highly readable memoir-- a must-have for Spinelli fans of all ages.About the Author :
JERRY SPINELLI is the author of many novels for young readers, including 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.
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Description du livre Thorndike Press, 2000. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 078622973X