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Jack Gantos

Autor(a) de Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

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About the Author

Jack Gantos was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania on July 2, 1951. He received a BFA and a MA from Emerson College. While in college, he and an illustrator friend, Nicole Rubel, began working on picture books. After a series of rejections, they published their first book, Rotten Ralph, in 1976. mostrar mais His other books include Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a National Book Award Finalist, Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor book, and Dead End in Norvelt, which won the 2012 Newbery Medal. His memoir, Hole in My Life, won the Michael L. Printz and Robert F. Sibert Honors. Jack's follow-up to Hole in My Life is The Trouble in Me He also teaches courses in children's book writing and children's literature. He dev.eloped the master's degree program in children's book writing at Emerson College and the Vermont College M.F.A. program for children's book writers. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Jack Gantos

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (1998) 2,281 exemplares
Dead End in Norvelt (2011) 1,693 exemplares
Joey Pigza Loses Control (2000) 1,657 exemplares
Hole in My Life (2002) 1,058 exemplares
Rotten Ralph (1976) 443 exemplares
I Am Not Joey Pigza (2007) 314 exemplares
The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs (2006) 261 exemplares
From Norvelt to Nowhere (2013) 240 exemplares
The Trouble in Me (2015) 134 exemplares
The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza (2014) 121 exemplares
Rotten Ralph's Trick or Treat (1843) 106 exemplares
Rotten Ralph Helps Out (2001) 105 exemplares
Back to School for Rotten Ralph (1998) 102 exemplares
Worse Than Rotten, Ralph (1978) 90 exemplares
Desire Lines (1997) 65 exemplares
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Christmas (1984) 61 exemplares
Rotten Ralph's Show and Tell (1989) 60 exemplares
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Romance (1997) 53 exemplares
Not So Rotten Ralph (1994) 52 exemplares
Happy Birthday, Rotten Ralph (1990) 50 exemplares
The Nine Lives of Rotten Ralph (2009) 48 exemplares
Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten (2004) 43 exemplares
Willy's Raiders (1980) 28 exemplares
Best in Show for Rotten Ralph (2005) 27 exemplares
Wedding Bells for Rotten Ralph (1656) 24 exemplares
Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph (2011) 22 exemplares
Rotten Ralph's Thanksgiving Wish (1999) 22 exemplares
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Family (2014) 16 exemplares
Rotten Ralph's Halloween Howl (1998) 15 exemplares
The Dented Head of Joey Pigza (2018) 9 exemplares
Zip Six: A Novel (1996) 8 exemplares
Greedy Greeny (1979) 8 exemplares
Swampy Alligator (1980) 7 exemplares
The Werewolf Family (1980) 4 exemplares
Aunt Bernice (1978) 4 exemplares
Fair-Weather Friends (1977) 3 exemplares
Code 6 (Serie Noire 1) (1999) 2 exemplares
Sleepy Ronald (1976) 2 exemplares
Genveje (1998) 1 exemplar
The Perfect Pal (1979) 1 exemplar
Rotten Raplp 1 exemplar
JACK'S BLACK BOOK 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuidor — 771 exemplares
Guys Read: Funny Business (2010) — Contribuidor — 693 exemplares
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Contribuidor — 279 exemplares
On the Fringe: Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 181 exemplares
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Guys Read: Heroes and Villains (2017) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



This book is about a kid named Joey. Everyone knew something was wrong with him, and everyone let him know. When Joey is on his meds, no one knows he has a disability. Joey has a lot of test trying to find out what meds would be the best fit for him. I think this book would be great for 4-5th graders. It can help show the kids what ADHD and allow kids to relate or understand their classmates.
aubreysmithh222 | 117 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
Joey is told by everyone in school and at home that something is wrong with him, that he is wired wrong. But when he is on his meds everyone thinks he is perfectly fine. In this book we see Joey go through the process of getting diagnosed and new medicine given to him so he can sit still and pay attention in class without putting himself or others at risk. I would use this book in a 4th or 5th grade classroom, and maybe in middle school. The book is very interesting with a sense of humor in it and can be helpful to understand more of how someone with ADHD operates and also just to shed life on different life experiences.… (mais)
mwik21 | 117 outras críticas | Apr 12, 2024 |
I came across this book in my son’s school library...mind you, he’s in 5th grade. I started reading it to see if it was appropriate for him to read (it was definitely not) and ended up enjoying it myself. It was a good story I just felt it ended very abruptly. I’m not sure how quickly he wrote this after leaving prison but I expected a little more about his life after prison and it just wasn’t there. Glad I read it tho, and I’m REALLY glad my 10 year old did not
jbrownleo | 70 outras críticas | Mar 27, 2024 |
An interesting newberry award winning book. While the older neighbor / kid friendship may be overdone, it’s still worth doing. At least the author gives a semi-plausible excuse for why a twelve year old would spend so much time with an elderly lady. Enjoyed the historical bits, but felt the murder plot wasn’t as strong as it could be
cspiwak | 135 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |



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