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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
(eBook)

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Average Rating
Series:
Published:
[Place of publication not identified]: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2011.
Format:
eBook
Content Description:
160 pages
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 4.9 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
890L
Fountas & Pinnell:
T
Rating:
Children/juvenile.
Status:
Available Online
Description

"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 downown, 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 hyper-activity and related disorders. This title has Common Core connections. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key is a 1998 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781429936262
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.9, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
890
Fountas & Pinnell:
T

Notes

Description
"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 downown, 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 hyper-activity and related disorders. This title has Common Core connections. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key is a 1998 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.
Target Audience
Children/juvenile.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Gantos, J. (2011). Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. [Place of publication not identified]: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR).

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gantos, Jack. 2011. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. [Place of publication not identified]: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR).

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gantos, Jack, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. [Place of publication not identified]: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. [Place of publication not identified]: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2011. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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