Knots in My Yo-Yo String: The Autobiography of a Kid

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 5 - 10U6.032432
"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.
Library Binding, 148 pages
Published on April 1, 1998 by Perfection Learning
ISBN-10: 0780785894
ISBN-13: 9780780785892
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  • ikyra_marie
    ikyra_marieMonday, April 28, 2014 at 5:49 pm
    Jerry Spinelli is a great author.
    • jolewis
      jolewisFriday, October 5, 2012 at 6:53 am33 stars
      this is an ok book
      • qtbubble
        qtbubbleWednesday, September 12, 2012 at 10:51 am55 stars
        NICE BOOK