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Jack Gantos

Författare till Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

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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. visa mer 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) visa färre
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Verk av Jack Gantos

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (1998) 2,192 exemplar
Dead End in Norvelt (2011) 1,645 exemplar
Joey Pigza Loses Control (2000) 1,602 exemplar
Hole in My Life (2002) 1,035 exemplar
Rotten Ralph (1976) 431 exemplar
I Am Not Joey Pigza (2007) 304 exemplar
The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs (2006) 259 exemplar
From Norvelt to Nowhere (2013) 227 exemplar
The Trouble in Me (2015) 128 exemplar
Rotten Ralph Helps Out (2001) 105 exemplar
Rotten Ralph's Trick or Treat (1843) 102 exemplar
Worse Than Rotten, Ralph (1978) 90 exemplar
Desire Lines (1997) 62 exemplar
Rotten Ralph's Show and Tell (1989) 62 exemplar
Not So Rotten Ralph (1994) 52 exemplar
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Romance (1997) 52 exemplar
Happy Birthday, Rotten Ralph (1990) 50 exemplar
The Nine Lives of Rotten Ralph (2009) 47 exemplar
Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten (2004) 43 exemplar
Best in Show for Rotten Ralph (2005) 27 exemplar
Willy's Raiders (1980) 26 exemplar
Wedding Bells for Rotten Ralph (1656) 23 exemplar
Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph (2011) 22 exemplar
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Family (2014) 16 exemplar
Rotten Ralph's Halloween Howl (1998) 15 exemplar
Zip Six: A Novel (1996) 8 exemplar
Swampy Alligator (1980) 7 exemplar
Greedy Greeny (1979) 7 exemplar
Aunt Bernice (1978) 4 exemplar
The Werewolf Family (1980) 4 exemplar
Fair-Weather Friends (1977) 3 exemplar
Code 6 (Serie Noire 1) (1999) 2 exemplar
Sleepy Ronald (1976) 2 exemplar
Engoli a Chave! (2005) 1 exemplar
Genveje (1998) 1 exemplar
JACK'S BLACK BOOK 1 exemplar

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novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. Filled with the love of reading and history. Hell's angels take vengeance.
LindaLeeJacobs | 132 andra recensioner | Oct 24, 2023 |
Jack is caught between his arguing parents. His mother has grounded him for firing a Japanese gun his father owned. She has also volunteered him to help Mrs. Volker, a neighbor who writes obituaries.
Mrs. Volker has arthritis in her hands and can no longer write or type up the obituaries for the Norvelt News. Through the obituaries she tells the history of the deceased. The deceased have recently become the original women of the town of Norvelt. Jack loves this new job since he loves history. He has one problem, if he gets overly excited his nose will begin to bleed. As the elderly women of Norvelt begin to drop like flies, people are beginning to wonder if it is murder. Mrs. Volker examines the bodies and pronounces each death that of natural causes. Not everyone is convinced. Could she be hiding something? This was a wonderful book full of history and lessons that the reader won’t mind learning. The mystery was enough to keep you reading, yet not so difficult you couldn’t figure it out. Highly recommended reading.… (mer)
skstiles612 | 132 andra recensioner | Jul 27, 2023 |
Joey Pigza, shows Joey journey of being diagnosed with ADHD. Reading this in a classroom can help shows what some friends might be going through.
pryckewaert22 | 114 andra recensioner | Apr 22, 2023 |
This book is for intermediate to middle grade students. This book illustrates the struggle of main character Joey as he comes to terms with his disability (ADHD) and how to navigate it in his life at school and at home. This book is a great independent read for older students that brings a struggle that many kids share to light. This book could also be used for an "inclusive novel" book for a unit of that kind.
ehayes22 | 114 andra recensioner | Apr 19, 2023 |



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