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Eggs

By Jerry Spinelli (Hardcover Book, 2007)
Nine-year-old David has recently lost his mother to a freak accident, his salesman father is constantly on the road, and he is letting his anger out on his grandmother. Sarcastic and bossy 13-year-old Primrose lives with her childlike, fortuneteller mother, and a framed picture is the only evidence of the father she never knew. Despite their differences, David and Primrose forge a tight yet tumultuous friendship, eventually helping each other deal with what is missing in their lives. This powerful, quirky novel about two very complicated, damaged children has much to say about friendship, loss, and recovery.

Nine-year-old David has recently lost his mother to a freak accident, his salesman father is constantly on the road, and he is letting his anger out on his grandmother. Sarcastic and bossy 13-year-old Primrose lives with her childlike, fortuneteller mother, and a framed picture is the only evidence of the father she never knew. Despite their differences, David and Primrose forge a tight yet tumultuous friendship, eventually helping each other deal with what is missing in their lives. This powerful, quirky novel about two very complicated, damaged children has much to say about friendship, loss, and recovery.

Jerry Spinelli is the author of the Newbery Award-winning Maniac Magee, the Newbery Honor winner Wringer, and the best-selling Stargirl. He lives with his wife, Eileen, in West Chester, Pennsylvania.


  • Maniac Magee:
    Newbery Medal

    "Writing that burst with creativity, enthusiasm and hope for the future; in short, it's a celebration of life."
    -Booklist

    Space Station Seventh Grade:
    "A rich, rewarding novel about adolscence, achingly honest, excruciatingly funny."
    -Philadelphia Inquirer

    Jason and Marceline:
    "Spinelli's teenagers are fresh and funny, sometimes crude, sometimes poignant, and always very real."
    -Publishers Weekly

    Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush*:
    "Hilarious...A lively, absorbing novel."
    -Horn Book

Product Details

Eggs
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $15.99 US/$19.99 CAN
  • Pages: 224
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316166461
  • On Sale Date: 06/01/2007

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Eggs