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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
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gantos, Jack
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Joey Pigza series
Series volume
book 4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Diners (Restaurants)
  • Fathers
  • Lotteries
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Family problems
Target audience
juvenile
Label
I am not Joey Pigza, Jack Gantos
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in the United States by Farrar Straus Giroux
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
Second Square Fish edition.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781250061669
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)870897035
  • (OCoLC)ocn870897035
  • 377368
Label
I am not Joey Pigza, Jack Gantos
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in the United States by Farrar Straus Giroux
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
Second Square Fish edition.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781250061669
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)870897035
  • (OCoLC)ocn870897035
  • 377368

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