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Jack on the Tracks

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Publisher Comments:

Inspired by the author's childhood diaries, this collection of Jack Henry stories depicts a fifth-grade year to end all fifth-grade years. Living in a Miami rental home with a busy railroad track running a stone's throw from the backyard, the author's alter ego is plagued by a know-it-all older sister, a bizarre Francophile teacher, a series of crazed cats, a slightly off-kilter father, a tapeworm, and a pair of escaped convicts — to name just a few of his antagonists. But for Jack Henry, hailed by School Library Journal as "an 'everyboy' whose world may be wacko but whose heart and spirit are eminently sane," no matter how rough the ride, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

Synopsis:

Moving with his unbearable sister to Miami, Jack tries to break some of his bad habits but finds himself irresistibly drawn to things disgusting, gross, and weird.

Synopsis:

From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, nine semi-autobiographical stories that will make you laugh so hard it hurts

Synopsis:

From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, nine semi-autobiographical stories that will make you laugh so hard it hurts

In Jack on the Tracks, fifth-grader Jack Henry is hoping for fresh adventure when he moves to a new home in Miami with his family, but he cant escape his old worrying ways. He worries about being fascinated with all things gross and disgusting. He worries about his crazy French-obsessed schoolteacher. And most of all he worries about worrying so much.

In this cycle of interrelated stories, there may be light at the end of the tunnel, if only Jack can get on the right track to survive his outrageous year.

Synopsis:

In a prequel to "Heads or Tails: Stories From the Sixth Grade, " Jack moves with his unbearable sister to Miami, Florida, and tries to break some of his bad habits but finds himself irresistibly drawn to things disgusting, gross and weird.

About the Author

Jack Gantos is the author of three other books featuring Jack Henry and of Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key a National Book Award finalist. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374336653
Subtitle:
Four Seasons of Fifth Grade
Author:
Gantos, Jack
Publisher:
Square Fish
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Moving, Household
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Self-perception
Subject:
Miami
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Miami (fla.)
Subject:
Family/General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
School
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Jack Henry Adventures
Series Volume:
No. 2
Publication Date:
20010912
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.76 x 5.24 x 0.52 in
Age Level:
10-14

Related Subjects

Children's » Humor
Children's » Situations » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Short Stories

Jack on the Tracks
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Product details 192 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374336653 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Moving with his unbearable sister to Miami, Jack tries to break some of his bad habits but finds himself irresistibly drawn to things disgusting, gross, and weird.
"Synopsis" by ,

From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, nine semi-autobiographical stories that will make you laugh so hard it hurts

"Synopsis" by ,

From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, nine semi-autobiographical stories that will make you laugh so hard it hurts

In Jack on the Tracks, fifth-grader Jack Henry is hoping for fresh adventure when he moves to a new home in Miami with his family, but he cant escape his old worrying ways. He worries about being fascinated with all things gross and disgusting. He worries about his crazy French-obsessed schoolteacher. And most of all he worries about worrying so much.

In this cycle of interrelated stories, there may be light at the end of the tunnel, if only Jack can get on the right track to survive his outrageous year.

"Synopsis" by , In a prequel to "Heads or Tails: Stories From the Sixth Grade, " Jack moves with his unbearable sister to Miami, Florida, and tries to break some of his bad habits but finds himself irresistibly drawn to things disgusting, gross and weird.
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