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Jack Gantos

Jack Gantos

·3.73·54,343 Ratings
“ Don't watch the clock, do what it does. Keep Going. ” ― Sam Levenson
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  • Jack's Black Book: What Happens When You Flunk an IQ Test? (Jack Henry, #3)

    ·3.71·158 Ratings
    From the Newbery Medal–winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, the uproarious final volume of Jack Henry storiesAccording to his new motto—A WRITER'S JOB IS TO TURN HIS WORST EXPERIENCES INTO MONEY—Jack Gantos's alter ego Jack Henry is going to be fi
  • On the Fringe

    ·3.62·216 Ratings
    In every school at every grade, there's a pecking order among students -- an in crowd and those outside it, who are often ridiculed mercilessly for the "crime" of being different. This powerful anthology explores the teen outsider experience in electrifyi
  • Jack on the Tracks: Four Seasons of Fifth Grade (Jack Henry, #4)

    ·3.97·129 Ratings
    From the Newbery Medal–winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, nine semi-autobiographical stories that will make you laugh so hard it hurtsIn Jack on the Tracks, fifth-grader Jack Henry is hoping for fresh adventure when he moves to a new home in Miami w
  • The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs

    ·3.22·720 Ratings
    On an unseasonably warm Easter Sunday, a young girl namedIvy discovers a chilling secret in the basement of the Rumbaughpharmacy across the street from the hotel where she lives withher mother. The discovery reveals a disturbing side to theeccentric lives
  • Joey Pigza Loses Control (Joey Pigza, #2)

    ·3.81·4,160 Ratings
    Joey Pigza really wants his six-week visit with his dad to count, to show him he's not as wired as he used to be, to show his dad how much he loves him. But Carter Pigza's not an easy guy to love. He's eager to make it up to Joey for past wrongs and to sh
  • What Would Joey Do? (Joey Pigza, #3)

    ·3.93·849 Ratings
    Joey's dad just roared into town on a motorcycle, his mom is chasing her ex-husband away with a broomstick, and his grandma's camped out on the couch behind a plastic shower curtain. What's more, Joey's chihuahua has been dognapped, and his mom insists th
  • I Am Not Joey Pigza (Joey Pigza, #4)

    ·3.76·724 Ratings
    Just when Joey Pigza's wired world finally seems to be under control, his good-for-nothing dad pops back into his life. This time, though, Carter Pigza is a new man – literally. After a lucky lotto win, Carter Pigza has a crazy new outlook on life, and
  • Rotten Ralph

    ·3.79·324 Ratings
    Ralph, a very, very nasty cat, finally sees the error of his ways -- or does he?
  • Heads or Tails: Stories from the Sixth Grade (Jack Henry, #1)

    ·3.67·201 Ratings
    From the Newbery Medal–winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, eight more hysterical semi-autobiographical Jack Henry stories about a sixth grader's trials and tribulationsJack's life is a crazy roller-coaster ride. At his fifth school in six years, he h
  • Hole in My Life

    ·3.76·6,044 Ratings
    Becoming a writer the hard wayIn the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loa
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