Jack Gantos

Jack Gantos is the award-winning author of more than 50 books for young readers. He is the creator of the Rotten Ralph picture books, Jack Henry short stories, and the Joey Pigza series. He is also the author of Dead End in Norvelt (a Newbery Medal winner), From Norvelt to Nowhere, and the young adult novels The Trouble in Me, The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs, and Desire Lines. His memoir, Hole in My Life, received Michael L. Printz and Robert F. Sibert honors. Gantos was a professor of creative writing at Emerson College, where he developed the master’s degree program in children’s literature, writing, and publishing.

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Author: Jack Gantos | Narrator: Jack Gantos
Release Date: October 28, 2014
The fifth and final book in the groundbreaking Joey Pigza series brings the beloved chronicle of this wired, wacky, and wonderful boy to a crescendo of chaos and craziness, as everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey just as he starts to get his feet on the ground.
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Author: Jack Gantos | Narrator: Jack Gantos
Release Date: May 26, 2009
Joey Pigza can't sit still. He can't pay attention, he can't follow the rules, and he can't help it–especially when his meds aren't working. Joey's had problems ever since he was born, problems just like his dad and grandma have. And whether he's wreaking havoc on a class trip or swallowing his house key, Joey's problems are getting worse.
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Author: Jack Gantos | Narrator: Jack Gantos
Release Date: July 08, 2008
Everything seems to be coming together for Joey Pigza. His new meds are making his ADD more manageable, and he finally feel in control. But will he renewed relationship with his recovering-alcoholic father make him lose it all.

"Struggling to please everyone even as he sees himself hurtling toward disaster, Joey emerges as a sympathetic hero, and his heart of gold never loses its shine.
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Author: Jack Gantos | Narrator: Jack Gantos
Release Date: July 24, 2007
“I’m a brand-new man with a brand-new plan.”

Joey Pigza is knocked for a loop when his good-for-nothing dad shows up on his doorstep as a recycled person. After a lucky lotto win, Carter Pigza truly believes he’s somebody else.
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Author: Jack Gantos | Narrator: Lisa Datz
Release Date: May 23, 2006
“I expect you might think the story I am about to tell you is untrue or perversely gothic in some unhealthy way. You might even think I’ve exaggerated the facts in order to twist this book into a modern-day metaphor on the exploitation of human creation, as did Mary Shelley with Frankenstein.
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Author: Jack Gantos | Narrator: Jack Gantos
Release Date: July 22, 2003
In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer desperate for adventure, college cash, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents finally caught up to them in a bust at the Chelsea Hotel.
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Author: Jack Gantos | Narrator: Jack Gantos
Release Date: October 22, 2002
Are they flirting or fighting. This is Joey Pigza’s question when the fireworks suddenly start to explode between his long-separated mom and dad, whom he’s never really had a chance to see together. The more out of control his parents get, the less in control Joey feels and the more he wants to help make things better.
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