Dimensions: 192 pages, 7.75 × 5.5 × 1.17 in
Published: April 30, 2012
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0060281359
ISBN - 13: 9780060281359
About the Book
From the Newbery Medal-winning author of "Maniac Magee" and "Loser" comes a new middle-grade novel about a summer of friends and bullies, growing up and growing apart, told from the alternating points of view of 11-year-old twins Jake and Lily.
From the Publisher
This is a story about me, Lily.
And me, Jake.
We''re twins and we''re exactly alike.
Whatever. This is a book we wrote about the summer we turned eleven and Jake ditched me.
Please. I just started hanging out with some guys in the neighborhood.
Right. So anyway, this is a book about
goobers and supergoobers
things getting built and wrecked and rebuilt
and about figuring out who we are.
We wrote this together
so you''ll get to see both sides of our story.
But you''ll probably agree with my side.
You always have to have the last word, don''t you?
About the Author
Jerry Spinelli was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania on February 1, 1941. He received a bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College and a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University. He worked as an editor with Chilton from 1966 to 1989. He launched his career in children's literature with Space Station 7th Grade in 1982. His other works include Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? (1984), Fourth Grade Rats (1991), Do the Funky Pickle (1992), Who Ran My Underwear up the Flagpole? (1992), and Picklemania (1993). In 1991, he won the Newbery Award and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Maniac Magee (1990). In 1998, his book Wringer was named a Newbery Honor book.
?Double the feelings, double the fun.? (Kirkus Reviews)