The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

Joey Pigza (Volume 5)

Jack Gantos

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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The fifth and final book in the groundbreaking Joey Pigza series brings the beloved chronicle of this wired, wacky, and wonderful boy to a crescendo of chaos and craziness, as everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey just as he starts to get his feet on the ground. With his dad MIA in the wake of appearance-altering plastic surgery, Joey must give up school to look after his new baby brother and fill in for his mom, who hospitalizes herself to deal with a bad case of postpartum blues. As his challenges mount, Joey discovers a key that could unlock the secrets to his father’s whereabouts, a mystery that must be solved before Joey can even hope that his broken family might somehow come back together—if only it doesn’t pull him apart first.

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HOUSE-OF-PIGZA

 

I’m Joey Pigza and here I am again back in my roachy row house on Plum Street and living my whole wired past, present, and future all at the same time. I’m sure I need a triple med patch for living the hop-skip-and-a-jump life I lead, but at the moment the house seems to have used them all up. A few weeks ago Mom slipped into one of her drifty moods and hid my meds, or maybe she just said she hid what’s left of them because we don’t have the cash to pay for more. Who knows what she did, because when she’s spacey her memory

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*"Joey takes on his toughest set of challenges yet in this heart-rending, triumphant series finale . . .  Dark, funny and pawzzz-i-tively brilliant." - Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

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Jack Gantos was raised in the town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Boston. In addition to Dead End in Norvelt, winner of the Newbery Medal, and From Norvelt to Nowhere, he is also the acclaimed author of four other Joey Pigza novels, the Jack Henry story collections, the many Rotten Ralph books, and the Printz Honor memoir Hole in My Life. jackgantos.com

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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza
Jack Gantos

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9/2/2014
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374300838
ISBN10: 0374300836
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 160 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
$16.99

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9/2/2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780374301774
ISBN10: 0374301778
Middle-Grade Fiction160 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
$9.99
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