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1 By: Madi Denton, McKenzie Manning, Maleya Fleming, and James Glass Jerry SpinelliBy: Madi Denton, McKenzie Manning, Maleya Fleming, and James Glass
2 Table of Constance Childhood Family Books he wrote Career Book OverviewsBook Talks and Reader chair prompts!TimelineCompare and ContrastWord Search Puzzle
3 Childhood Jerry Spinelli was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania He went to Gettysburg College & John Hopkins UniversityBorn on Feb. 01, 1941When growing up he wanted to be a baseball player or a cowboy.Began writing when he was 16 after is High school won a football game.Played little league in Junior High and High School.Spent free time when a child doing sports, races, bikes, yo-yo’s, and GIRLS!
4 He has a brother named bill. Jerry has 6 kids FamilyHe has a brother named bill.Jerry has 6 kidsJerry Spinelli also has 16 grandchildrenHe married Eilleen in 1977
5 Books He Wrote Smiles To Go (James’s Book) Eggs ( McKenzie’s Book) CrashMilkweed (Madi’s Book); his newest bookSpace Station Seventh Grade: first book ever writtenWringer ( Maleya’s Book);Newberry honor book-1998Maniac Magee: Newberry Medal winner!-1991
6 Career Degrees from Gettysburg college & John Hopkins University His father published a poem he had written and he realized he would not become a Major league baseball player.Career included editing and engineering magazine published by the Chilton company and Military service.
7 Overview on Smiles to Go! Smiles To Go is about the life of Will Tuppence, who's life spins out of control when a proton of an atom dies. Suddenly he’s wondering if his friends are really his enemies and his enemies are his friends. Then he finds out his sisters in the hospital and he suddenly realizes he cares for her.
8 Overview on EggsEggs by Jerry Spinelli is about the life of David who is 9 years old and Prudence who is 13 years old. David does not have many friends and he doesn’t want any since his mother has died. Until he meets Prudence a 13 year old that does not like her fortune teller mother so she live in a van in the driveway. They become friends and share things they have in common and talk about what they are missing in life. Then they realize they really are true friends.
9 Overview on MilkweedThe book Milkweed is about the Holocaust. The main characters name is Misha he is homeless and doesn’t know who his parents are. When then soldiers come and take him to a camp he meets a girl named Jaine. They become best friends almost like brother and sister. They find ways to sneak out of the camp and get food for their families. One day the soldiers tell them they have to leave and get on a train they no if they do they will die.
10 Overview on WringerThis book is about a boy named Palmer, and he lives in a town that wrings pigeons. Palmer has a secret pet pigeon and no one except his friend Dorothy knows. Will his town find out? Palmer is scared, he doesn’t want his pigeon to die.
11 Book talk and Reader’s chair prompts! McKenzie’s book talk- Q:What have you learned from Eggs about people, families, friends, life in general? A: I have learned that everybody needs friends and family even if something terrible has happened in your life. Madi’s book talk- Q: If the author could have written one more chapter, or an epilogue in Milkweed, what do you think it would have included? A:If he had to write another chapter it would probably be about Misha telling his granddaughter about why he made her middle name Jaine.
12 Book talk and Reader’s chair prompts! James's book talk- Q: How did this book Smiles to go measure up to your expectations?A: When I got it, I had no idea what it was going to be about. So no it kind of didn’t. But all the same it was still a good book.Maleya’s book talk- Q: How did Wringer provide a new type of reading experience for you?A:I’ve never read a book about personal problems, usually I read mysterious books.
13 Timeline Born Feb. 1, in Norristown, Pennsylvania. 1941Born Feb. 1, in Norristown, Pennsylvania.1957At the age of 16 he decided to be a writer.1963Graduated from Gettysburg College.1964Completed His Masters from John Hopkins College.Served in the Navy Reserved for 6 years.1984wrote his first succesful book, Who Put that Hair in My Toothbrush?1991Won a Newberry Medal Award, for his book, Maniac Magee.1998Wringer, Won a Newberry Honor Book.2007Published the novel, Eggs.2010Now Jerry has over 20 books published.