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Spinelli, Jerry

Born: 1941 AD
Currently alive, at 75 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Authors

1941 – Jerry Spinelli was born on the 1st of February.

 

1945 – Bill Jerry’s brother was born on the 29th of July.

 

1948 – Jerry Spinelli goes to school in his cowboy outfit.

 

1950 – His family got his first T.V. a 12in Magnavox when he had kidney illness in 3rd grade.

 

1953 – He entered the Hartrafant Elementary spelling bee and got out with the word lacquer spelling it

l-a-q-u-o-r.

 

1953 – He came 1st in the 50 yard dash for Hartrafant Elementary.

 

1954 – At Stewart Junior High he astonished his shop teacher Mr. Rohn withe his excellent drawings and lettering.

 

        – He won Palmer Method penmanship certificates and was declared outstanding boy pinmiester.

 

1955 – He had perfect attendance at Sunday School.

 

1956 – He starts writing at the age of 15.

 

1957 – His dog Lucky died he got run over by a car.

 

1963 – He graduate at Gettysburg College.

 

1964 – He earned an MA from Johns Hopkins University.

 

1966-1972 – He served in the United States Navy Reserve.

 

1977 – He married his wife Eileen.

 

1982 – He publishes his first book("Space Station Seventh Grade").

 

1990 – He won the Boston Globe Award.

 

1991 – He won the Newberry Medal for "Maniac Magee".

 

1991 – He won Newberry Medal for the most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children.

 

1992 – He won the D.C. Fishes Award.

 

2005 – One of his books "Star Girl" was made into a movie.