Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Gantos, Jack

Book - 1998
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
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To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0374336644
9780374336646
0374700370
9780374700379
Branch Call Number: j GANTOS
Characteristics: 153 p. ;,22 cm

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Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when he doesn't take his pills. What will happen when he goes to spend the summer with his dad who tells him to throw all his pills away?

To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription meds wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired. RL 4.9 970L


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Jan 22, 2015
  • BurienLibraryKids rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Joey Pigza is the kind of character that seems too real to be fictional. He's a sweet kid who has a very hard time staying still and following rules. His story will make you laugh, cry, and think. The audiobook (narrated by the author Jack Gantos) is fantastic.

Jul 29, 2014

A good book for anyone dealing with ADHD but tugs at your heart. Not the humorous book I was expecting

Jun 11, 2013
  • prekteach34 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

As a teacher who has worked with students like Joey, I found this book very enlightening.

Mar 10, 2010

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Jul 29, 2014

kkcox thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 16

Aug 21, 2013
  • Worthington1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Worthington1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 11

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