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Hole in My Life
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Hole in My Life

Jack Gantos

In the summer of 1971, twenty-year-old Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison. Cantos tells the story of this turning point in his life, and how his dedication to writing helped him to endure his time in prison.

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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza
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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

Jack Gantos

The fifth and final book in the groundbreaking Joey Pigza series by Newbery Medalist Gantos ( Dead End in Norvelt ) brings the beloved chronicle of this troubled every-boy to a crescendo of chaos and craziness, as everything goes...

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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza
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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

Jack Gantos

The fifth and final book in the groundbreaking Joey Pigza series by Newbery Medalist Gantos ( Dead End in Norvelt ) brings the beloved chronicle of this troubled every-boy to a crescendo of chaos and craziness, as everything goes...

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Dead End in Norvelt
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Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

From the creator of the Joey Pigza series comes an original, outrageously funny portrait of growing up in a small town where the strangest things are about to happen.

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Dead End in Norvelt
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Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!

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Joey Pigza Loses Control
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Joey Pigza Loses Control

Jack Gantos

When Joey Pigza meets his dad for the first time in years, he meets a grown-up version of his old out-of-control self. Carter Pigza is as wired as Joey used to be -- before his stint in special ed, and before he got his new meds.

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Joey Pigza Loses Control
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Joey Pigza Loses Control

Jack Gantos

For use in schools and libraries only. Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known, and tries to help the baseball team he...

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Jack Gantos: An Author Kids Love
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Jack Gantos: An Author Kids Love

Michelle Parker-Rock

Jack Gantos is the popular author of over a dozen books about Rotten Ralph, a mischievous cat, as well as the Jack Henry and Joey Pigza books. In JACK GANTOS: AN AUTHOR KIDS LOVE, based on an interview with Gantos, Michelle...

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Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue
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Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue

Jack Gantos

When his father rejoins the Navy and moves the family to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, ten-year-old Jack becomes confused by a crush on his teacher, contradictory advice from his parents, and a very strange neighbor.

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Dead End in Norvelt
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Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

From the creator of the Joey Pigza series comes an original, outrageously funny portrait of growing up in a small town where the strangest things are about to happen.

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Dead End in Norvelt
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Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

Jack's summer has hit a dead end ...After being 'grounded for life', Jack is facing a summer of doing nothing. He might crash in his Dad's homemade plane, or catch the disease that makes you dance yourself to death, or fall foul...

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The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs
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The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs

Jack Gantos

In his third book for young adults, Gantos scripts a completely original drama. With gothic flavor and black humor, he depicts a group of people bound together by love, compulsion . . . and a passion for taxidermy.

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From Norvelt to Nowhere
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From Norvelt to Nowhere

Jack Gantos

Pursued by the authorities, Jack and Miss Volker take to the road in this madcap follow-up to the Newbery Medal winner Dead End in Norvelt.

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From Norvelt to Nowhere
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From Norvelt to Nowhere

Jack Gantos

When Jack dresses up as a notorious local murderer for Halloween, he thinks he's found the perfect costume to scare away evil spirits. But when the real murderer returns and another old lady dies, he starts to worry that he might...

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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza
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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

Jack Gantos

The fifth and final book in the groundbreaking Joey Pigza series by Newbery Medalist Gantos ( Dead End in Norvelt ) brings the beloved chronicle of this troubled every-boy to a crescendo of chaos and craziness, as everything goes...

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Joey Pigza Loses Control
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Joey Pigza Loses Control

Jack Gantos

Joey Pigza learns that his dad, Carter, is just as wired as he is, but Carterhas a plan: Joey can become as normal as any kid, without the help of meds. ANewbery Honor winner.

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Joey Pigza Loses Control
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Joey Pigza Loses Control

Jack Gantos

For use in schools and libraries only. Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known, and tries to help the baseball team he...

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Rotten Ralph Helps Out
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Rotten Ralph Helps Out

Jack Gantos

Beginning readers can follow Rotten Ralph as he tries to help Sarah with her school project in this hilarious story, now repackaged in a brand-new format. Full color.

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What Would Joey Do?
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What Would Joey Do?

Jack Gantos

For use in schools and libraries only. The dazzling conclusion to the Joey Pigza trilogy has our hyperactive hero wound up when his long-separated parents appear to be getting interested in one another again.

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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Jack Gantos

To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.

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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Jack Gantos

In this National Book Award finalist, Joey Pigza tries hard to be a good kid trapped in a wired body.

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Dead End in Norvelt
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Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!

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From Norvelt to Nowhere
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From Norvelt to Nowhere

Jack Gantos

In this madcap follow-up to the Newbery Medal winner Dead End in Norvelt, young Jack Gantos is relieved of his bomb-shelter-digging chore after the Cuban Missile Crisis fizzles out. He accompanies his old friend, Miss Volker,...

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Rotten Ralph's Rotten Family
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Rotten Ralph’s Rotten Family

Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel, Joi

Ralph takes a swing through his family tree to find out why he's so rotten --

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Zip Six: A Novel
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Zip Six: A Novel

Jack Gantos

A young hashish smuggler, befriended behind bars by an Elvis impersonator, struggles to survive the cruelties of prison life-and of the freedom that follows.

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Zip Six: A Novel
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Zip Six: A Novel

Jack Gantos

Prison friendship, betrayal tale, by ex-inmate. Wonderful bounce, goofiness...So much talent. -The Washington Post

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Desire Lines
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Desire Lines

Jack Gantos

Sixteen-year-old Walker has accidentally discovered that two female classmates are lovers. When a rabid evangelical preacher arrives in their town, a witch-hunt is launched against gay students and Walker, for some reason, is the...

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Hole in My Life
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Hole in My Life

Jack Gantos

Jack Gantos, bestselling author of the Joey Pigza books, had a peripatetic childhood around the US and the Caribbean. At 18 years old, he was doing a dead-end job on a Caribbean island, looking for adventure and a way to fund...

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Hole in My Life
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Hole in My Life

Jack Gantos

In the summer of 1971, Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For $10,000, he recklessly agreed to help sail a 60-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish...

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The Nine Lives of Rotten Ralph
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The Nine Lives of Rotten Ralph

Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel, Joi

In this ninth tale about the most delightfully disobedient cat in town, Rotten Ralph receives a warning that he's down to the very last of his nine lives, and his owner Sarah is determined to keep her cat safe. Full color.

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Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph
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Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph

Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel, Joi

On the Flying Squirrels baseball team, Rotten Ralph dreams of becoming a superstar but ignores Sarah's example of working hard to learn the fundamentals.

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Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph
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Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph

Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel, Joi

When the carnival comes to town, the world's favorite fractious feline discovers the hilariously wrong way to victory before he gets it right. Full color.

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I Am Not Joey Pigza
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I Am Not Joey Pigza

Jack Gantos

In this rocket-paced new chapter in Joey Pigzas life, a favorite hero discovers what identity and forgiveness really mean, and how to cook a delicious turkey burger.

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Dead End in Norvelt
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Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

Jack's summer has hit a dead end ...After being 'grounded for life', Jack is facing a summer of doing nothing. He might crash in his Dad's homemade plane, or catch the disease that makes you dance yourself to death, or fall foul...

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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza
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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

Jack Gantos

The fifth and final book in the groundbreaking Joey Pigza series by Newbery Medalist Gantos ( Dead End in Norvelt ) brings the beloved chronicle of this troubled every-boy to a crescendo of chaos and craziness, as everything goes...

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The Trouble in Me
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The Trouble in Me

Jack Gantos

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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Jack Gantos

For use in schools and libraries only. To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off.

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Desire Lines
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Desire Lines

Jack Gantos

When sixteen-year-old Walker gets caught up in a witch-hunt against homosexuals, he is left to stand by and watch as a tragedy unfolds.

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The Trouble in Me
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The Trouble in Me

Jack Gantos

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Heads or Tails: Stories from the Sixth Grade
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Heads or Tails: Stories from the Sixth Grade

Jack Gantos

Jack's diary helps him deal with his problems which include dog-eating alligators, a terror for an older sister, a younger brother who keeps breaking parts of himself, and next-door neighbors who are really weird.

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Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph
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Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph

Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel, Joi

It's carnival time for Ralph, Saran and Percy. Ralph wants to play games and win prizes, but cousin Percy keeps beating him. So Ralph decides to cheat. Illustrations.

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Best in Show for Rotten Ralph
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Best in Show for Rotten Ralph

Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel, Joi

Rotten Ralph has his eyes on the prize for Best in Show at the cat show, but he's up against Perfect Percy, his overachieving cousin, so he lets Sarah help him get in shape. Lots of laughs, an interesting story line and endearing...

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Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten
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Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten

Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel, Joi

Jack Gantos reads his wacky adventure about the irascible red cat with a penchant for disaster!

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Rotten Ralph Helps Out
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Rotten Ralph Helps Out

Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel, Joi

Beginning readers can follow Rotten Ralph as he tries to help Sarah with her school project in this hilarious story, now repackaged in a brand-new format. Full color.

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Rotten Ralph Helps Out
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Rotten Ralph Helps Out

Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel, Joi

Beginning readers can follow Rotten Ralph as he tries to help Sarah with her school project in this hilarious story, now repackaged in a brand-new format. Full color.

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Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph
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Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph

Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel, Joi

It's carnival time for Ralph, Saran and Percy. Ralph wants to play games and win prizes, but cousin Percy keeps beating him. So Ralph decides to cheat. Illustrations.

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Rotten Ralph Helps Out
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Rotten Ralph Helps Out

Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel, Joi

Beginning readers can follow Rotten Ralph as he tries to help Sarah with her school project in this hilarious story, now repackaged in a brand-new format. Full color.

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Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten
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Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten

Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel, Joi

Jack Gantos reads his wacky adventure about the irascible red cat with a penchant for disaster!

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