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Knots in My Yo-Yo String : The Autobiography of a Kid (Paperback) (Jerry Spinelli)

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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.
"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.  
Number of Pages: 148
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / United States / Other, People + Places / United States / General, Customs + Traditions, Literary, Biography + Autobiography / General, Anthropology / Cultural
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 1998
TCIN: 11983656
UPC: 9780679887911
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-2270
$10.99

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