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  • Author:
    Jerry Spinelli
  • ISBN:
    0679987916
  • ISBN13:
    978-0679987918
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    Knopf Books for Young Readers (April 28, 1998)
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Knots in my yo-yo string: the autobiography of a kid, by Jerry Spinelli. p. cm. Summary: This Italian-American Newbery Medalist presents a humorous.

Knots in my yo-yo string: the autobiography of a kid, by Jerry Spinelli. 1. Spinelli, Jerry-Childhood and youth-Juvenile literature. 2. Authors, American-20th venile literature.

Knots in My Yo-Yo String (1998) is an autobiography written by Jerry Spinelli. The book describes the life of Spinelli from the time he was a child to the time he was a senior. Spinelli was born in Norristown, PA and has the fondest memories of his childhood where he was raised. This work is considered a variation on Spinelli's autobiography. and "the evolution of an exceptional author

Jerry Spinelli in KNOTS IN MY YO-YO STRING

Jerry Spinelli in KNOTS IN MY YO-YO STRING and, lest I forget, only one car per family. Memories of my own childhood came back to me with every short chapter (each was only a few pages long). I won't compare it to Bill Bryson's humorous book about his growing up in Iowa during the 50s entitled THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE THUNDERBOLT.

Jerry Spinelli is quite obviously a thinker, and the types of insights that he has gleaned about his own childhood to. .The way I see it, Jerry Spinelli is that good.

Jerry Spinelli is quite obviously a thinker, and the types of insights that he has gleaned about his own childhood to provide deeper meaning to this book are remarkable in their wisdom. Knots in My Yo-yo String will always occupy a special place in my soul, I am sure, and even if I'm incapable of describing the book here as well as it deserves, when I think back on the story and remember how it changed me, the uncatchable thoughts inside my own my head will always be adequate for me, at least

Instead, he was a rock skipper, snowball thrower, yo-yo tangler, salamander finder, and aspiring professional shortstop

Instead, he was a rock skipper, snowball thrower, yo-yo tangler, salamander finder, and aspiring professional shortstop. No, Spinelli wasn't a reader growing up - cereal boxes and comic books were pretty much it. But, oh, the imagination that could interpret a radio broadcast, or the curious spirit that could wonder just how the knots really got in his yo-yo string. Throughout his reminiscing, Spinelli points out the influences that ultimately turned him into a writer. He also encourages kids to create stories by drawing on their own experiences.

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Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? Sibling rivalry at its finest! Whether it's on the hockey ice, at school, or at home, Greg and Megin just can't seem to get along.

by Jerry Spinelli Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? Sibling rivalry at its finest! Whether it's on the hockey ice, at school, or at home, Greg and Megin just can't seem to get along.

Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth . Библиографические данные. Knots in My Yo-Yo String.

Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction. Spinelli made his picture book debut with My Daddy and Me, a loving tribute to fathers and sons. Random House Children's Books, 2009. People Who Read Knots in My Yo-Yo String Also Read. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

"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.  

Wooden Purple Romeo
(Review by the 'Mrs'): I grew up in the same neighborhood as Jerry Spinelli - I knew the same people mentioned in his book. Jerry was older than me. I loved reading about all MY childhood playing places! Jerry's writing really captures the folks and areas. He keeps one's interest. I'm looking forward to reading his other books.
Aedem
"In those days I was many whats. A kid can be that. Grownups have gone ahead and answered the question: 'What shall I be?' They have tossed out all the whats that don't fit and have become just one ... But a kid is still becoming. And I, as a kid alone, was free to be just about anything ... : salamander finder, crawfish annoyer, flat-stone creek skipper, cedar chest smeller, railroad car counter, tin can stomper, milkweed blower, mulberry picker, snowball smoother, paper bag popper, steel rail walker, box turtle toucher, dark-sky watcher, best-part saver. They didn't last long, these careers of mine ... But while they employed me, I gave them an honest minute's work and was paid in the satisfactions of curiousity met and a job well done." - Jerry Spinelli in KNOTS IN MY YO-YO STRING

When compared to the several coming-of-age memoirs that I've read - Blooming: A Small-Town Girlhood by Susan Allen Toth, Sleeping Arrangements by Laura Shaine Cunningham, When All the World Was Young: A Memoir by Barbara Holland, WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR: A MEMOIR by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson come immediately to mind because of their excellence - KNOTS IN MY YO-YO STRING is, at 148 pages, relatively brief. But, it's packed with good stuff for anyone fondly remembering growing up in the 40s and 50s of the last century. When did we get old?

Spinelli was born in Norristown, PA in 1941, and grew up there. His story spans the period from about 1945 to 1957. His memories encompass pretty much what any other American of a middle class upbringing will remember from that time. Perhaps only the place - urban vs. rural, one region vs. another - will lead to variations, but the specifics are, not surprisingly, universal: the grandparents' home, elementary school, spelling bees, sports, first crush, first kiss, best friends, pets, running amok to explore and play in one's extended neighborhood, trains passing by on the local track, siblings, the neighborhood stores, etc. One chapter refers to the notes he received (and saved over the decades) from his first real crush, Judy Pierson. Now, I don't think most guys would admit to that; I'm impressed.

KNOTS IN MY YO-YO STRING is sprinkled with family snaps of the period. One is of his parents happily posing at the beach 6 months before his birth. How many of us ever stop to consider that our own parents were once young, in love, and with the whole world at their feet?

Some of Jerry's recollections are positively poignant, as when he recalls how, when he began to write this autobiography, he asked his younger brother, Bill, to contribute any memories he had of their childhood relationship.

"Several weeks later he handed me a list of memorable events. I read it over. I was stunned: I hardly recalled any of them ... He especially remembers one day when I propped him on the bar of my Roadmaster and gave him a lift ... He remembers feeling proud and special. Most of all he remembers feeling safe, his brother's breath in his ear, his brother's arms joining the handlebars in a protective embrace ... I have decided that I like Bill's memories of us better than my own ... Maybe if I keep picturing this memory of Bill's and feeling it for a long-enough time, it will begin to fool me into thinking it is my own."

We can never go home again, but writing such as Spinelli's can perhaps take us part of the way.
Hucama
I have to say that I enjoyed reading Jerry Spinelli's little book (148 pages) and was reminded of a simpler time, when summer never seemed to end, and there was Bonomo's Turkish Taffy and Hopalong Cassidy, and everyone lived in a house with only one bathroom and one telephone and one TV...and, lest I forget, only one car per family. Memories of my own childhood came back to me with every short chapter (each was only a few pages long). I won't compare it to Bill Bryson's humorous book about his growing up in Iowa during the 50s entitled THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE THUNDERBOLT KID. My experiences were closer to those of Mr. Spinelli's, having grown up in urban Irvington, NJ. But both books were entertaining, and will probably be appreciated more by adults in the 50 to 60-something age bracket. I do recommend them highly.
Buzatus
My son, the teacher, has his class vote each year on a book that the whole class will read. Any Jerry Spinelli book has a good chance of winning. This autobiography is special written by a special author, who knows kids and what they face in life.
Kagda
just a book about growing up. My son needed this book for an 8th grade project. He wasn't very interested in reading it, however I found the book very interesting. Brings back many memories of growing up. I am certain that at some point in his life(my son's) he will relate to alot of what this book says. It is well written and fun to read.
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Gave as gift - she loved it.
It gave many interesting views and was organized in a unique and enjoyable way. I loved the comparisons made to his life being a Yo-yo string. It made me think and jogged m mind. It was very enjoyable to read about the little story's of this authors life and how he finically decided to become an author. Five stars for me!