Knots in My Yo-Yo String by Jerry Spinelli

Knots in My Yo-Yo String

byJerry Spinelli

Kobo ebook | January 21, 2009

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Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction.

"A master of those embarrassing, gloppy, painful, and suddenly wonderful things that happen on the razor's edge between childhood and full-fledged adolescence" (The Washington Post), 

From first memories through high school, including first kiss, first punch, first trip to the principal's office, and first humiliating sports experience, this is not merely an account of a highly unusual childhood. Rather, like Spinelli's fiction, its appeal lies in the  accessibility and universality of his life. Entertaining and fast-paced, this is a highly readable memoir-- a must-have for Spinelli fans of all ages.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Title:Knots in My Yo-Yo StringFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 21, 2009Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307486850

ISBN - 13:9780307486851


Rated 1 out of 5 by from Memory book of a good kid Jerry Spinelli was a boy growing up in the '40s & '50s. He followed the rules. Rarely got in trouble. Rode his bike around the neighbourhood. Played baseball. Sounds like a nice childhood, but does not make for a very interesting story. Each chapter in this book is just another memory from his past. It might be interesting to the author and to those who knew him back in the day, but as far as stories go, it's boring.
Date published: 2011-06-16