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Spinelli, Jerry

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Born: 1941 AD
Currently alive, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors

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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.


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