Joey Pigza swallowed the key
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Published
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.
Rating
Interest age level : 10 and up.
Status
1 copy, 1 person is on the wait list.
Central - Kids Fiction
JF GANTO
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JF GANTO
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Format
Book
Edition
First Harper trophy edition.
Physical Desc
153 pages ; 19 cm
Language
English
ISBN
0374336644, 9780374336646, 0064408337, 9780064408332

Notes

General Note
Sequel: Joey Pigza loses control.
General Note
Originally published in 1998 by Farrar Straus & Giroux -- verso page.
Description
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.
Target Audience
Interest age level : 10 and up.
Awards
National book award winner.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gantos, J. (2000). Joey Pigza swallowed the key. First Harper trophy edition. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gantos, Jack. 2000. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gantos, Jack, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. First Harper trophy edition. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. Print.

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