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The Resource Joey Pigza swallowed the key, Jack Gantos

Joey Pigza swallowed the key, Jack Gantos

Label
Joey Pigza swallowed the key
Title
Joey Pigza swallowed the key
Statement of responsibility
Jack Gantos
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: "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 downtown, 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 hyperactivity and related disorders
Awards note
National book award winner.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gantos, Jack
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Interest age level : 10 and up
LC call number
PZ7.G15334
LC item number
Jo 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Schools
  • Single-parent families
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Schools
  • Single-parent families
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Joey Pigza swallowed the key, Jack Gantos
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc043/99024009.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Sequel: Joey Pigza loses control
  • Originally published in 1998 by Farrar Straus & Giroux -- verso page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Off the wall -- Family tree -- Handful -- Go fish -- Make a wish -- Who? -- Gifted and talented -- Suspended -- Bad seed -- The crossing -- Shifting gears -- Pittsburgh -- Moon man -- The patch -- Picture me here
Control code
253218
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First Harper trophy edition
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9780374336646
Lccn
99024009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 253218
  • (Sirsi) 253218
  • (OCoLC)41231319
  • (OCoLC)41231319
Label
Joey Pigza swallowed the key, Jack Gantos
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc043/99024009.html
Publication
Note
  • Sequel: Joey Pigza loses control
  • Originally published in 1998 by Farrar Straus & Giroux -- verso page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Off the wall -- Family tree -- Handful -- Go fish -- Make a wish -- Who? -- Gifted and talented -- Suspended -- Bad seed -- The crossing -- Shifting gears -- Pittsburgh -- Moon man -- The patch -- Picture me here
Control code
253218
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First Harper trophy edition
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9780374336646
Lccn
99024009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 253218
  • (Sirsi) 253218
  • (OCoLC)41231319
  • (OCoLC)41231319

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