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Heads or Tails: Stories from the Sixth Grade

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Jack's life is a crazy roller-coaster ride. At his fifth school in six years, he has a crackpot teacher who wont give him a break about his lousy handwriting and a secret crush who wants to be a policewoman. At home, he has a pesky little brother with a knack for breaking an arm whenever Jack's supposed to be looking after him, a terror for an older sister who mocks his belief in UF)s, all sorts of weird neighbors, and, last but not least, ferocious alligators in the canal behind his house.

Writing in his diary about his good days and bad days is one way Jack survives his up-and-down year. but he's also a kid who knows that life can go any which way at any given moment. He might as well flip a coin: heads he wins, tails he loses, What will turn up next?

Jack Gantos has written many picture books and novels, most recently Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor Book. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter.
Jack's life is a crazy roller-coaster ride. At his fifth school in six years, he has a crackpot teacher who won't give him a break about his lousy handwriting and a secret crush who wants to be a policewoman. At home, he has a pesky little brother with a knack for breaking an arm whenever Jack's supposed to be looking after him, a terror for an older sister who mocks his belief in UFOs, all sorts of weird neighbors, and, last but not least, ferocious alligators in the canal behind his house.

Writing in his diary about his good days and bad days is one way Jack survives his up-and-down year, but he's also a kid who knows that life can go any which way at any given moment. He might as well flip a coin: heads he wins, tails he loses. What will turn up next?

"The author of the offbeat Rotten Ralph picture books makes an auspicious foray into new ground with this semi-autobiographical, wholly engaging novel. His narrator, Jack, travels through the often poignant moments that highlight his sixth-grade year."Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Synopsis:

From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, eight more hysterical semi-autobiographical Jack Henry stories about a sixth graders trials and tribulations

Synopsis:

From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, eight more hysterical semi-autobiographical Jack Henry stories about a sixth graders trials and tribulations

 

Jacks life is a crazy roller-coaster ride. At his fifth school in six years, he has a crackpot teacher who wont give him a break about his lousy handwriting and a secret crush who wants to be a policewoman. At home, he has a pesky little brother with a knack for getting hurt whenever Jacks supposed to be looking after him, a terror for an older sister, all sorts of weird neighbors, and, last but not least, ferocious alligators in the canal behind his house.

Writing in his diary about his good days and bad days is one way Jack survives his up-and-down year. But hes also a kid who knows that life can go any which way at any given moment.

About the Author

Jack Gantos has written many picture books and novels, most recently Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor Book. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter.

Table of Contents

Copycat — My brother's finger — Candy Itani — Rabies — Donna Lowry — Death and taxes — My brother's arm — Cocoa beach.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374429232
Author:
Gantos, Jack
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Sunburst ed.
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Jack Henry Adventures
Series Volume:
No. 3
Publication Date:
19950931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.73 x 5.13 x 0.435 in
Age Level:
09-12

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From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, eight more hysterical semi-autobiographical Jack Henry stories about a sixth graders trials and tribulations

"Synopsis" by ,

From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, eight more hysterical semi-autobiographical Jack Henry stories about a sixth graders trials and tribulations

 

Jacks life is a crazy roller-coaster ride. At his fifth school in six years, he has a crackpot teacher who wont give him a break about his lousy handwriting and a secret crush who wants to be a policewoman. At home, he has a pesky little brother with a knack for getting hurt whenever Jacks supposed to be looking after him, a terror for an older sister, all sorts of weird neighbors, and, last but not least, ferocious alligators in the canal behind his house.

Writing in his diary about his good days and bad days is one way Jack survives his up-and-down year. But hes also a kid who knows that life can go any which way at any given moment.

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