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: November 20, 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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ISBN: 9780739361474
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Author: Jack Gantos | Narrator: Jack Gantos
Release Date: June 12, 2007
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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ISBN: 9780307286031
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Author: Jack Gantos | Narrator: Jack Gantos
Release Date: October 17, 2006
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Joey Pigza is wired just like his dad and his grandma. Unfortunately, thet "wiring" often makes him feel as if he's about to explode. His prescription meds never seem to last long enough to get him through lunch, and soon he's got himself neck-deep in a big mess.
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ISBN: 9780807220030
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Author: Jack Gantos | Narrator: Jack Gantos
Release Date: October 17, 2006
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 show him how to be a winner, to take control of his life.
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ISBN: 9781400086160
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Author: Jack Gantos | Narrator: Jack Gantos
Release Date: October 17, 2006
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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ISBN: 9780307207401
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