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Gantos, Jack

Overview
Works: 167 works in 733 publications in 12 languages and 60,902 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Historical fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Biography  Baseball stories  Children's audiobooks  History  Readers (Publications) 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3557.A5197, FIC
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Most widely held works about Jack Gantos
 
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Joey Pigza loses control by Jack Gantos( Book )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,313 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 )

47 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,861 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 )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1962, 12-year-old Jack Gantos is "grounded for life" by his parents. Jack accidentally fired a live bullet from his dad's Japanese sniper's rifle, and got in the middle of a dispute between his parents and disobeyed his mother's orders not to cut down her corn crop. To get out of the house, he agrees to help out his elderly neighbor, Miss Volker, with a special project. Miss Volker keeps health records on the original 250 families. As the original residents continue to move out or die off, Miss Volker composes their final health reports - but in this case it's their obituaries. Because her crippling arthritis has rendered her unable to write or type, Jack has been "volunteered" to help out by writing out and typing the obituaries and delivering them to the editor of the Norvelt News. For Miss Volker and many of the residents, the obituaries are more than records of deaths; they are historical narratives of the deceased lives and how they impacted the town of Norvelt
What would Joey do? by Jack Gantos( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,583 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 )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,846 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 )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph, a very, very, nasty cat, finally sees the error of his ways--or does he?
Rotten Ralph helps out by Jack Gantos( Recording )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 1,491 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 )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,356 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 key that swallowed Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,338 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"--
Heads or tails : stories from the sixth grade by Jack Gantos( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,230 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 )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,183 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( Recording )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,150 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
Back to school for Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,125 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 trick or treat! by Jack Gantos( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,123 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 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rotten Ralph comes to appreciate Sarah's healthy cat food after he gets sick from eating out of trash cans
Jack on the tracks : four seasons of fifth grade by Jack Gantos( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,117 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 )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his father rejoins the Navy and moves the family to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, nine-year-old Jack becomes confused by a crush on his teacher, contradictory advice from his parents, and a very strange neighbor
Hole in my life by Jack Gantos( Recording )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author relates how, as a young adult, he became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested, did time in prison, and eventually got out and went to college, all the while hoping to become a writer
Hole in my life : a memoir by Jack Gantos by Jack Gantos( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 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 loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them. For his part in the conspiracy, Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison. In Hole in My Life, this prizewinning author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison. But running just beneath the action is the story of how Gantos – once he was locked up in a small, yellow-walled cell – moved from wanting to be a writer to writing, and how dedicating himself more fully to the thing he most wanted to do helped him endure and ultimately overcome the worst experience of his life
 
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Joey Pigza loses control
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

جک گانتوس نویسنده آمریکایی کتاب‌های کودک و نوجوان

ガントス, ジャック

ギャントス, ジャック

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