By Jerry Spinelli

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780679885504, 176pp.

Publication Date: March 18, 1997

Now available in paperback, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli's hilarious, poignant story ofcocky seventh-grade superjock Crash Coogan.

About the Author
Jerry Spinelli received the Newbery Medal for Maniac Magee and a Newbery Honor for Wringer. His other books include Smiles to Go, Loser, Space Station Seventh Grade, Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?, Dump Days, and Stargirl. His novels are recognized for their humor and poignancy, and his characters and situations are often drawn from his real-life experience as a father of six children. Jerry lives with his wife, Eileen, also a writer, in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Praise For Crash

"Readers will devour this humorous glimpse of what jocks are made of." --School Library Journal, starred review "Spinelli packs a powerful moral wallop, leaving it to the pitch-perfect narration to drive home his point."--Publishers Weekly