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Gantos, Jack

Overview
Works: 118 works in 598 publications in 11 languages and 61,243 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Biography  History  Young adult works  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Fictional autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3557.A5197, FIC
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Most widely held works about Jack Gantos
 
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Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph, a very, very, nasty cat, finally sees the error of his ways--or does he?
Joey Pigza loses control by Jack Gantos( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship
Joey Pigza swallowed the key by Jack Gantos( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired
Dead end in Norvelt by Jack Gantos( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses
What would Joey do? by Jack Gantos( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joey tries to keep his life from degenerating into total chaos when his mother sends him to be home-schooled with a hostile blind girl, his divorced parents cannot stop fighting, and his grandmother is dying of emphysema
I am not Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joey's father returns, calling himself Charles Heinz and apologizing for his past bad behavior, and he swears that once Joey and his mother change their names and help him fix up the old diner he has bought, their lives will change for the better
From Norvelt to nowhere by Jack Gantos( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an explosion, a new crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the founder of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack accompanies his slightly mental elderly mentor, Miss Volker, on a cross-country run as she pursues the oddest of outlaws
Rotten Ralph helps out by Jack Gantos( Recording )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah's cat Rotten Ralph tries to help her create a school project based on ancient Egypt, but he is more of a hindrance than a help
Joey Pigza swallowed the key by Jack Gantos( Recording )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription meds wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired
Heads or tails : stories from the sixth grade by Jack Gantos( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack's diary helps him deal with his problems which include dog-eating alligators, a terror for an older sister, a younger brother who keeps breaking parts of himself, and next-door neighbors who are really weird
Joey Pigza loses control by Jack Gantos( Recording )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship
The key that swallowed Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey as he becomes the man of the house, looking after his new baby brother, taking care of his troubled mother, and seeking out his missing father"--
Jack on the tracks : four seasons of fifth grade by Jack Gantos( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After moving with his unbearable sister to Miami, Florida, Jack tries to break some of his bad habits but finds himself irresistibly drawn to things disgusting, gross, and weird
Jack Adrift : fourth grade without a clue by Jack Gantos( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his father rejoins the Navy and moves the family to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, ten-year-old Jack becomes confused by a crush on his teacher, contradictory advice from his parents, and a very strange neighbor
Back to school for Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afraid of being left alone, Rotten Ralph, the nasty red cat, follows Sarah to school and tries to prevent her from making new friends
Rotten Ralph's rotten Christmas by Jack Gantos( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rotten Ralph, the cat, is not at all nice to the Christmas visitor
Rotten Ralph feels rotten by Jack Gantos( Recording )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rotten Ralph comes to appreciate Sarah's healthy cat food after he gets sick from eating out of trash cans
Dead end in Norvelt by Jack Gantos( Recording )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses
Rotten Ralph's rotten romance by Jack Gantos( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is Valentine's Day and Rotten Ralph, a very, very nasty cat, is up to his rotten tricks
The nine lives of Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the veterinarian determines that Sarah's cat has used up eight of his nine lives, will the high-spirited feline finally stop misbehaving?
 
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Alternative Names
Gantos, John B.

Gantos, John B. 1951-

Gantos, John Bryan 1951-

Gyantosu, Jakku 1951-

Jack Gantos American children's author

Jack Gantos Amerikaans schrijver

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Joey Pigza loses controlJoey Pigza swallowed the keyDead end in NorveltWhat would Joey do?I am not Joey PigzaRotten Ralph helps outJoey Pigza swallowed the keyHeads or tails : stories from the sixth grade