WorldCat Identities

Gantos, Jack

Overview
Works: 240 works in 1,022 publications in 12 languages and 57,313 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Baseball stories  Historical fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Biographies  Children's audiobooks  History  Picture books 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3557.A5197, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Gantos
Joey Pigza loses control by Jack Gantos( Book )

48 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 4,081 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
Dead end in Norvelt by Jack Gantos( Book )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 3,876 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
Joey Pigza swallowed the key by Jack Gantos( Book )

50 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,678 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."--
What would Joey do? by Jack Gantos( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,294 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 )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,751 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
Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos( Book )

30 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph, a very, very, nasty cat, finally sees the error of his ways--or does he?
From Norvelt to nowhere by Jack Gantos( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This town is haunted by more than just ghosts ... When Jack dresses up as a notorious local murderer for Halloween, he thinks he's found the perfect costume to scare away evil spirits. But when the real murderer returns and another old lady dies, he starts to worry that he might not be showing the best judgment. Together with Miss Volker, the last remaining original Norvelter, Jack sets out on a road trip through the dark side of America's history to track down the killer once and for all. Will they save Norvelt? Or are they going nowhere? From Norvelt to Nowhere is Jack Gantos' hilarious follow-up to Dead End in Norvelt, winner of the Newbery Medal and shortlisted for the 2012 Guardian Children's Prize
Rotten Ralph helps out by Jack Gantos( Recording )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah's cat Rotten Ralph tries to help her create a school project based on ancient Egypt
The key that swallowed Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos( Book )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth and final book in the groundbreaking Joey Pigza series brings the beloved chronical 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. With his dad MIA in the wake of appearance-altering plastic surgery, Joey must give up school to look after his new baby brother and fill in for his mom, who hospitalizes herself to deal with a bad case of postpartum blues. As his challenges mount, Joey discovers a key that could unlock the secrets to his father's whereabouts, a mystery that must be solved before Joey can even hope that his broken family might somehow come back together - if only it doesn't pull him apart first. --
Joey Pigza swallowed the key by Jack Gantos( Recording )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,232 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
The trouble in me by Jack Gantos( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fourteen-year-old Jack falls under the spell of a delinquent Florida neighbor and gets way more trouble than he bargained for"--
Rotten Ralph's trick or treat! by Jack Gantos( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah's rotten cat Ralph goes to a Halloween costume party dressed as her and creates horrible mischief under the protection of his disguise
Rotten Ralph's rotten Christmas by Jack Gantos( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rotten Ralph, the cat, is not at all nice to the Christmas visitor
Dead end in Norvelt by Jack Gantos( Recording )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,099 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
Heads or tails : stories from the sixth grade by Jack Gantos( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 1,090 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 )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,055 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
Rotten Ralph feels rotten by Jack Gantos( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rotten Ralph comes to appreciate Sarah's healthy cat food after he gets sick from eating out of trash cans
Back to school for Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,039 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 romance by Jack Gantos( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,015 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 )

7 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 983 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, Jack 1955-

Gantos, John 1951-

Gantos, John B.

Gantos, John B. 1951-

Gantos, John Bryan 1951-

Gyantosu, Jakku 1951-

Jack Gantos American children's author

Jack Gantos Amerikaans schrijver

John B. Gantos

גנטוס, ג'ק

ג'ק גנטוס

جک گانتوس نویسنده آمریکایی کتاب‌های کودک و نوجوان

چاك جانتوس

갠토스, 잭 1955-

갠토스, 잭 B. 1955-

ガントス, ジャック

ギャントス, ジャック

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