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Stephanie Spinner

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About the Author

Stephanie Spinner has written many highly praised children’s books, including Alex the Parrot, Aliens for Breakfast (with Jonathan Etra), It’s a Miracle! A Hanukkah Storybook, and the novels Quiver, Quicksilver, and Damosel. She lives in Sherman, Connecticut. To learn more about Stephanie and her books, please visit

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When Stephanie Spinner was ten, she won a New York citywide essay contest about fire prevention that was narrated by a wooden match. Since then she’s written many books for children and young adults, including ALIENS FOR BREAKFAST (with Jonathan Etra), QUIVER, QUICKSILVER, DAMOSEL, PADDYWACK, and ALEX THE PARROT, NO ORDINARY BIRD. She lives in Sherman CT with her bratty dog Grendel.

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