Joey isn't a bad boy, he just can't sit still for more than a couple of minutes. If he thinks of something, he's just got to do it, like putting his fingers in the pencil sharpener or swallowing his key.
Joey is a good kid, maybe even a great kid, but his teachers never know what he's going to do next. He sharpens his finger in the pencil-sharpener and swallows his house key. He can't sit still for more than a minute - Joey is buzzing! Told from Joey's own unique viewpoint by acclaimed American author Jack Gantos, this is an exceptionally funny and touching story about a boy with severe attention deficit disorder (ADD).
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"It is a tremendous achievement to incorporate so much understanding and explanation into a cracking good story. I found it a vivid and startling book" The School Librarian "One of the funniest recent publications ... Written with the energetic, breathless, non-stop gusto of the main character" Financial Times "Its wit, verve and strong story make it a fascinating read" TES "[This] could easily become required reading for anyone who works or lives with children and for any child who enjoys brilliant comic writing tinged with the poignancy of reality" The Bookseller "The reader will quickly be engaged by the gritty honesty of this character who has a great deal of moral courage ... Joey Pigza stays with you long after the last page has turned" Carousel
About Jack Gantos
Jack Gantos was born in Norvelt, Pennsylvania, and has spent time living in Barbados and South Florida. He has written books for readers of all ages, including the acclaimed Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key and its sequels, the teenage novel Desire Lines, andthe youthful memoire Hole in My Life. His latest work is Dead End in Norvelt, a semi-autobiographical novel about the importance of history and reading which won the prestigious Newbery Medal in 2012. He lives with his wife and daughter in Boston, Massachusetts.
Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key by Jack Gantos
Used - Very Good
Random House Children's Publishers UK
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