Jerry Spinelli is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers, including Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal, and Stargirl, a New York Times bestseller and an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. Spinelli made his picture book debut with My Daddy and Me, a loving tribute to fathers and sons.
"A magical and heartbreaking tale." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred
Spinelli has produced a poetic allegorical tale about the magnificence and rarity of true nonconformity. --The New York Times Part fairy godmother, part outcast, part dream-come-true, [Stargirl] possesses many of the mythical qualities of Maniac Magee. --Publishers Weekly, Starred Stargirl is luminescent. . . . This book resonates long after the cover is closed.--The Detroit News and Free Press Stargirl tells us the captivating story of a magical, mysterious girl. . . . A wonder tribute to nonconformity.--Chicago Tribune