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Jack's New Power: Stories from a Caribbean Year

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From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, life for Jack Henry in a brand-new place is filled with the same old craziness

 

Jack Henry has moved to the island of Barbados with his offbeat family and his secret diary. But still he cant escape his penchant for wacky misadventure. Because of a headless chicken, he gets a violent case of blood poisoning. In a pepper-eating contest with his father, he discovers the perils of male bonding. And then he has his heartstrings twanged by an older woman who just happens to be his sisters best friend.

 

These are just a few of his trials and tribulations in these eight fierce and funny stories, based on the authors own childhood diaries.

Synopsis:

From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, life for Jack Henry in a brand-new place is filled with the same old craziness

Synopsis:

Jack Henry, the hero of Heads or Tails: Stories from Sixth Grade, is back. It is the summer after sixth grade and Jack and his offbeat family have relocated to Barbados. But even in a tropical paradise, Jack is plagued by misadventure. He gets a violent case of blood poisoning (after chasing a headless chicken), discovers the perils of male bonding (in a pepper-eating contest with his father), and has his heartstrings twanged by an older woman (his sister's best friend)--to name just a few of his trials and tribulations in these eight fierce and funny stories.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374437152
Author:
Gantos, Jack
Publisher:
Sunburst Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Barbados
Subject:
Social Situations - Teen Lifestyle
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Family/General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Subject:
School
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Social Issues - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Short stories
Edition Number:
Sunburst ed.
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Jack Henry Adventures
Series Volume:
No. 4
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.6 x 5.08 x 0.54 in
Age Level:
10-14

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From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, life for Jack Henry in a brand-new place is filled with the same old craziness

"Synopsis" by ,
Jack Henry, the hero of Heads or Tails: Stories from Sixth Grade, is back. It is the summer after sixth grade and Jack and his offbeat family have relocated to Barbados. But even in a tropical paradise, Jack is plagued by misadventure. He gets a violent case of blood poisoning (after chasing a headless chicken), discovers the perils of male bonding (in a pepper-eating contest with his father), and has his heartstrings twanged by an older woman (his sister's best friend)--to name just a few of his trials and tribulations in these eight fierce and funny stories.
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