Hokey Pokey by Jerry SpinelliHokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli

Hokey Pokey

byJerry SpinelliRead byMaxwell Glick, Tara Sands

Audio Book (CD) | January 8, 2013

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Welcome to Hokey Pokey. A place and a time, when childhood is at its best: games to play, bikes to ride, experiences to be had. There are no adults in Hokey Pokey, just kids, and the laws governing Hokey Pokey are simple and finite. But when one of the biggest kids, Jack, has his beloved bike stolen—and by a girl, no less—his entire world, and the world of Hokey Pokey, turns to chaos. Without his bike, Jack feels like everything has started to go wrong. He feels different, not like himself, and he knows something is about to change. And even more troubling he alone hears a faint train whistle. But that's impossible: every kid knows there no trains in Hokey Pokey, only tracks.

Master storyteller Jerry Spinelli has written a dizzingly inventive fable of growing up and letting go, of leaving childhood and its imagination play behind for the more dazzling adventures of adolescence, and of learning to accept not only the sunny part of day, but the unwelcome arrival of night, as well.
JERRY SPINELLI is the author of many books for young readers, including Stargirl; Love, Stargirl; Milkweed; Crash; Wringer; Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal; and Knots in My Yo-Yo String, his autobiography. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, poet and author Eileen Spinelli.
Title:Hokey PokeyFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.86 × 5.2 × 1.16 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:Penguin Random House Audio Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:038536847X

ISBN - 13:9780385368476


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best but still great! This book was good don't get me wrong but I was really confused for the first 50 pages or so but once I got my brain wrapped around it I really enjoyed it like I do with all Jerry Spinelli books. The ending was especially great and really made the rest of the book make sense which I believe was his intentions all along.
Date published: 2016-11-13

Editorial Reviews

Starred Review, School Library Journal, January 1, 2013:
“This unforgettable coming-of-age story will resonate with tween readers and take its rightful place beside the author’s Maniac Magee and Louis Sachar’s Holes.”

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2012:
“A masterful, bittersweet recognition of coming-of-age.”

From the Hardcover edition.