Knots in My Yo-Yo String by Jerry Spinelli

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating


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

About Jerry Spinelli

See more books from this Author
Jerry Spinelli won the Newbery Medal in 1991 for Maniac Magee, one of his more than 25 acclaimed books for young readers. He now lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Eileen Spinelli, who is also an author of children's books.
Published January 16, 2009 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 161 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Young Adult, History, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

Reader Rating for Knots in My Yo-Yo String

An aggregated and normalized score based on 99 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review