Book details

Macmillan Children's Book

Jack on the Tracks

Four Seasons of Fifth Grade

Jack Henry (Volume 2)

Author: Jack Gantos

Jack on the Tracks

Jack on the Tracks

$6.71

About This Book


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

Page Count
192
On Sale
07/01/1999

Book Details


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 can't 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.

This title has Common Core connections.

Imprint Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN

9781429978866

Reading Guide

In The News

“Jack . . . returns here in an account of the year . . . when his family first moves to Florida . . . His struggle for maturation is enhanced by Gantos's effervescent writing style and grasp of the gross and horrifying . . . This will reel kids right in.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“A laugh-out-loud read inhabited by killer cats, giant tapeworms, and escaped convicts.” —The Horn Book

“Hilarious, exquisitely painful, and utterly on-target.” —Booklist

“Poignant, funny, and real.” —School Library Journal

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Jack on the Tracks

Jack on the Tracks

$6.71