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Spinelli, Jerry

Born: 1941 AD
Currently alive, at 74 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



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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