The Resource I am not Joey Pigza, Jack Gantos

I am not Joey Pigza, Jack Gantos

Label
I am not Joey Pigza
Title
I am not Joey Pigza
Statement of responsibility
Jack Gantos
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Irrepressible Joey must draw upon all of his emotional reserves to face his latest challenge. His good-for-nothing dad shows up, having won the lottery and acquired a new identity. Carter Pigza is now Charles Heinz; he's won back Joey's mother, Fran (renamed Maria); and Joey is expected to forgive him his past sins and reinvent himself as Freddy Heinz. Dad has big plans for the family. He's bought a run-down diner and will use his son to drum up business by standing by the roadside in a bee costume. Mom is on a spending spree and pressures Joey to forgive his father and do as he says. But Joey senses how wrong this is, and his struggle is palpable. By the time he concedes, his father has given up on the diner idea and has spent all of his money on losing lottery tickets. As usual, when the chips are down, Carter takes off, just as Fran is about to have a baby. Gantos tells the tale with unfailing humor, delicious wordplay, and many hilarious scenes, but this is the darkest Joey book to date. Carter's unreliability is a given, but Fran Pigza's willingness to buy into the surreal scene is unsettling and underscores the fact that Joey is really on his own. Nevertheless, readers will cheer as his indomitable spirit prevails; he neither rescinds nor regrets his forgiveness, and he is thrilled to have a baby brother. The appearance of Junior Pigza promises a new purpose in Joey's life, the possibility of a future ally in his crazy world, and, perhaps, adventures to come
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gantos, Jack
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
950
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.G15334
LC item number
Iai 2011eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Reading level
5.3
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Diners (Restaurants)
  • Fathers
  • Lotteries
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Diners (Restaurants)
  • Fathers
  • Family problems
  • Lotteries
  • Identity
  • Family
  • Humorous Stories
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Diners (Restaurants)
  • Fathers
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Lotteries
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
I am not Joey Pigza, Jack Gantos
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0D057B68-6E58-4B5F-B35E-0B193F722960
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o861521136
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Square Fish edition.
Extent
1 online resource (215 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429935784
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00102254
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o861521136
  • (OCoLC)861521136
Label
I am not Joey Pigza, Jack Gantos
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0D057B68-6E58-4B5F-B35E-0B193F722960
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o861521136
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Square Fish edition.
Extent
1 online resource (215 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429935784
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00102254
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o861521136
  • (OCoLC)861521136

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