Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Product Number: EB00103773
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429936262
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"They say I'm wired bad, or wired sad, but there's no doubt about it-I'm wired." Joey Pigza's got heart, he's got a mom who loves him, and he's got "dud meds," which is what he calls the Ritalin pills that are supposed to even out his wild mood swings. Sometimes Joey makes bad choices. He learns the hard way that he shouldn't stick his finger in the pencil sharpener, or swallow his house key, or run with scissors. Joey ends up bouncing around a lot - and eventually he bounces himself all the way downown, into the district special-ed program, which could be the end of the line. As Joey knows, if he keeps making bad choices, he could just fall between the cracks for good. But he is determined not to let that happen. In this antic yet poignant new novel, Jack Gantos has perfect pitch in capturing the humor, the off-the-wall intensity, and the serious challenges that life presents to a kid dealing with hyper-activity and related disorders. This title has Common Core connections. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key is a 1998 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

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Author(s): Jack Gantos
Series: Joey Pigza Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Jul 05, 2011

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Author(s): Jack Gantos
Narrator(s): Jack Gantos
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Product Number Z100010955
Released: Oct 17, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780739330425
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Jack Gantos
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Product Number 44257
Released: Apr 25, 2007
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ISBN: #9781419360060
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Author(s): Jack Gantos
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Product Number 14452
Released: Nov 29, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780064408332

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