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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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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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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

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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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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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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Jack on the Tracks: Four Seasons of Fifth Grade
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Jack on the Tracks: Four Seasons of Fifth Grade

Jack Gantos

These nine stories range from the macabre to the hilarious and from the surreal to the quirky. They will touch a familiar chord with readers who are struggling to figure out a world that seems complex and confusing .-- School...

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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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From Norvelt to Nowhere
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From Norvelt to Nowhere

Jack Gantos

After an explosion, a new crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the founder of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack accompanies his slightly mental elderly mentor, Miss Volker, on a cross-country run as she...

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

Jack Gantos

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The Trouble in Me
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The Trouble in Me

Jack Gantos

Fourteen-year-old Jack falls under the spell of a delinquent Florida neighbor and gets way more trouble than he bargained for --

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The Trouble in Me
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The Trouble in Me

Jack Gantos

A novel inspired by a true summer misadventure of fourteen-year-old Jack Gantos, whose lfe begins to slide off track.

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

Jack Gantos, David Tazzyman

Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza.

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From Norvelt to Nowhere
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From Norvelt to Nowhere

Jack Gantos

After an explosion, a new crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the founder of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack accompanies his slightly mental elderly mentor, Miss Volker, on a cross-country run as she...

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I am Not Joey Pigza
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I am Not Joey Pigza

Jack Gantos, David Tazzyman

Everything changes for Joey when his crazy, long-lost dad returns home after a lucky lottery win. Now they're rich, Carter Pigza truly believes that his family can start a whole new life and that means embarking on a brand new...

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Joey Pigza Loses Control
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Joey Pigza Loses Control

Jack Gantos, David Tazzyman

After months of nagging, Joey Pigza is finally allowed to spend the summer holidays with his dad. But he soon finds out why Mom was so worried. If people think Joey has problems, they should meet his dad! Joey's dad insists he can...

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What Would Joey Pigza Do?
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What Would Joey Pigza Do?

Jack Gantos, David Tazzyman

Grandma wants Joey to find a friend, stop running around after his Nutty parents, and start looking after himself. But Joey's got other plans - he's going to be Mr Helpful. Can Joey the secret superhero succeed in his mission to...

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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Jack Gantos, David Tazzyman

Joey is a good kid, maybe even a great kid, but his teachers never know what he's going to do next. He sharpens his finger in the pencil-sharpener and swallows his house key. He can't sit still for more than a minute - Joey is...

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Joey Pigza Loses Control
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Joey Pigza Loses Control

Jack Gantos

After months of nagging, Joey Pigza is finally allowed to spend the summer holidays with his dad. But he soon finds out why Mom was so worried. If people think Joey has problems, they should meet his dad! Joey's dad insists he can...

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I Am Not Joey Pigza
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I Am Not Joey Pigza

Jack Gantos

Originally published in the United States by Farrar Straus Giroux.

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What Would Joey Do?
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What Would Joey Do?

Jack Gantos

Joey tries to keep his life from degenerating into total chaos when his mother sends him to be home schooled with a hostile blind girl, his divorced parents cannot stop fighting, and his grandmother is dying of emphysema.

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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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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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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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I Am Not Joey Pigza
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I Am Not Joey Pigza

Jack Gantos

For use in schools and libraries only. Joey's father returns, calling himself Charles Heinz and apologizing for his past bad behavior, and he swears that once Joey and his mother change their names and help him fix up the old...

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

Jack Gantos

An original and unconventional book that pushes boundaries like no other ...

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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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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: A Rotten Ralph Rotten Reader
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Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph: A Rotten Ralph Rotten Reader

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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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

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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