Joey Pigza is wired. Really wired. His prescription meds are no match for his mood swings. One minute he's sitting at his desk like any other kid; the next he's out of control and taking a time-out in the hallway. His mom's been warned that if he keeps acting up he could be transferred to the downtown special-ed center for problem kids. National Book Award finalist. 2 cassettes, unabridged. 3 hours.
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by Jack Gantos
by Jack D. Ferraiolo
by Jack London
by Eleanor Estes
by James Robertson
by Laura Whitcomb
by Owen Wister
by Edgar Allan Poe
by Todd Strasser
"Jack Gantos's brilliant middle-grade novel about one child's attention deficit affliction is read by the author with perfect emotional pitch. Joey Pigza is wise beyond his years, completely aware of his disability and its ill effects on others. The frantic pace of his breathless narration is juxtaposed with the controlled voices of the generally kind and long-suffering teachers, nurse, and principal who've been trying to manage his behavior for years, one hour at a time. The listener's sympathies are heightened by the heart-wrenching family stories Joey relates of his emotionally abusive grandmother, his absentee father, and his neglectful mother, who tries to make good--and does--in the end. Be prepared! There's no escaping this audio without a belly laugh or a tear. T.B. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"
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