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Newbery Honor Book
ISBN: 9781250061676224 Pages, Ages 10-14
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The sequel to Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a National Book Award Finalist
When Joey Pigza meets his dad for the first time in years, he meets a grown-up version of his old out-of-control self. Carter Pigza is as wired as Joey used to be -- before his stint in special ed, and before he got his new meds.
Joey's mom reluctantly agrees that he can stay with his dad for a summer visit, which sends Joey racing with sky-high hopes that he and Carter can finally get to know each other. But as the weeks whirl by, Carter has bigger plans in mind. He decides that just as he has pulled himself up by his own bootstraps, Joey can do the same and become as normal as any kid, without the help of a doctor's prescription. Carter believes Joey can do it and Joey wants to believe him more than anything in the world.
Here is the continuation of Jack Gantos' acclaimed Joey Pigza story, affirming not only that Joey Pigza is a true original but that it runs in the family. This title has Common Core connections.
Joey Pigza Loses Control is a 2000 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and a 2001 Newbery Honor Book.
Booklist Editors' Choice, ALA Notable Children's Books, Newbery Honor Book, Massachusetts Children's Book Award, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Award, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, NYPLC Children's Books 100, NYTBR Notable Children's BOTY, Parents' Choice Award Winner, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books of the Year, School Library Best Books of the Year, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, Booklinks Lasting Connection, BCCB Blue Ribbon Award, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List
We were on our way to Dad's house and Mom was driving with both hands clamped tightly around the wheel as if she had me by the neck. I had been snapping my seat belt on and off and driving her nuts by asking a hundred...