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ISBN13: 9780064410229
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"He was wired. No dought about it...Now I knowwhat Mom meant when she said he was like me, only bigger."

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. With his coaching, Joey's even learned how to pitch a baseball, and he's good at it. The trouble is, Joey's dad thinks taking control means giving up the things that "keep Joey safe. And if he wants to please his dad, he's going to have to play by his rules, even when the rules don't make sense.

Synopsis:

Joey Pigza wants his six-week visit with his dad to count, but his dad's not an easy guy to love. Carter Pigza is sure he can show Joey how to be a winner. This Newbery Honor sequel to "Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key" is as funny and heartbreaking as its predecessor.

About the Author

Jack Gantos is the celebrated author of Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor Book. He is also the author of the popular picture books about Rotten Ralph, and Jack's Black Book, the latest in his acclaimed series of semi-autobiographical story collections featuring his alter ego, Jack Henry. Mr. Gantos lives with his wife and daughter in Boston, Massachusetts.

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crowyhead, March 15, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This sequel to Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key is almost as good as the first. The only reason I say "almost" is that it's a bit more disturbing and a bit less funny than the first one. This isn't exactly a fault, since the issues faced by Joey in this installment are very real and are deftly handled, but it just wasn't quite as much fun to read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064410229
Author:
Gantos, Jack
Publisher:
HarperColl
Author:
by Jack Gantos
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Subject:
Social Situations - Special Needs
Subject:
Social Situations - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Alcoholism
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
Subject:
Social Issues - Special Needs
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Situations / Special Needs
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Special Needs
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Joey Pigza Books
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
20020305
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.12 in 20.37 oz
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , Joey Pigza wants his six-week visit with his dad to count, but his dad's not an easy guy to love. Carter Pigza is sure he can show Joey how to be a winner. This Newbery Honor sequel to "Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key" is as funny and heartbreaking as its predecessor.

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