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Joey Pigza swallowed the key
(Book)

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Published:
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
153 pages ; 19 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 4.9 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
890L
Status:
East Lyme Public J Fiction
J Gantos
Description

"They say I'm wired bad, or wired sad, but there's no doubt about it--I'm wired."

Joey Pigza's got heart, he's got a mom who loves him, and he's got "dud meds," which is what he calls the Ritalin pills that are supposed to even out his wild mood swings. Sometimes Joey makes bad choices. He learns the hard way that he shouldn't stick his finger in the pencil sharpener, or swallow his house key, or run with scissors. Joey ends up bouncing around a lot - and eventually he bounces himself all the way downtown, into the district special-ed program, which could be the end of theline. As Joey knows, if he keeps making bad choices, he could just fall between the cracks for good. But he is determined not to let that happen.

In this antic yet poignant new novel, Jack Gantos has perfect pitch in capturing the humor, the off-the-wall intensity, and the serious challenges that life presents to a kid dealing with hyper-activity and related disorders. This title has Common Core connections.

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key is a 1998 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250061683 (pbk.), 0374336644, 0064408337 (pbk.)
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.9, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
890

Notes

General Note
Sequel: Joey Pigza loses control.
Description
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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gantos, J. (2000). Joey Pigza swallowed the key. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gantos, Jack. 2000. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gantos, Jack, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gantos, Jack. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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