Imatge de l'autor

Jack Gantos

Autor/a de Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

55+ obres 10,608 Membres 503 Ressenyes 4 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Jack Gantos was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania on July 2, 1951. He received a BFA and a MA from Emerson College. While in college, he and an illustrator friend, Nicole Rubel, began working on picture books. After a series of rejections, they published their first book, Rotten Ralph, in 1976. mostra'n més His other books include Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a National Book Award Finalist, Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor book, and Dead End in Norvelt, which won the 2012 Newbery Medal. His memoir, Hole in My Life, won the Michael L. Printz and Robert F. Sibert Honors. Jack's follow-up to Hole in My Life is The Trouble in Me He also teaches courses in children's book writing and children's literature. He dev.eloped the master's degree program in children's book writing at Emerson College and the Vermont College M.F.A. program for children's book writers. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Jack Gantos

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (1998) 2,230 exemplars
Dead End in Norvelt (2011) 1,689 exemplars
Joey Pigza Loses Control (2000) 1,648 exemplars
Hole in My Life (2002) 1,050 exemplars
Rotten Ralph (1976) 437 exemplars
I Am Not Joey Pigza (2007) 310 exemplars
The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs (2006) 259 exemplars
From Norvelt to Nowhere (2013) 237 exemplars
The Trouble in Me (2015) 131 exemplars
The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza (2014) 121 exemplars
Rotten Ralph Helps Out (2001) 105 exemplars
Rotten Ralph's Trick or Treat (1843) 105 exemplars
Back to School for Rotten Ralph (1998) 101 exemplars
Worse Than Rotten, Ralph (1978) 90 exemplars
Desire Lines (1997) 64 exemplars
Rotten Ralph's Show and Tell (1989) 62 exemplars
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Christmas (1984) 62 exemplars
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Romance (1997) 53 exemplars
Not So Rotten Ralph (1994) 52 exemplars
Happy Birthday, Rotten Ralph (1990) 50 exemplars
The Nine Lives of Rotten Ralph (2009) 47 exemplars
Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten (2004) 42 exemplars
Willy's Raiders (1980) 28 exemplars
Best in Show for Rotten Ralph (2005) 27 exemplars
Wedding Bells for Rotten Ralph (1656) 24 exemplars
Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph (2011) 22 exemplars
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Family (2014) 16 exemplars
Rotten Ralph's Halloween Howl (1998) 15 exemplars
The Dented Head of Joey Pigza (2018) 10 exemplars
Zip Six: A Novel (1996) 8 exemplars
Greedy Greeny (1979) 8 exemplars
Swampy Alligator (1980) 7 exemplars
Aunt Bernice (1978) 4 exemplars
The Werewolf Family (1980) 4 exemplars
Fair-Weather Friends (1977) 3 exemplars
Sleepy Ronald (1976) 2 exemplars
Code 6 (Serie Noire 1) (1999) 2 exemplars
Genveje (1998) 1 exemplars
The Perfect Pal (1979) 1 exemplars
JACK'S BLACK BOOK 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Col·laborador — 768 exemplars
Guys Read: Funny Business (2010) — Col·laborador — 688 exemplars
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Col·laborador — 279 exemplars
On the Fringe: Stories (2001) — Col·laborador — 180 exemplars
No Easy Answers: Short Stories About Teenagers Making Tough Choices (1997) — Col·laborador — 138 exemplars
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
Guys Read: Heroes and Villains (2017) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars


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I came across this book in my son’s school library...mind you, he’s in 5th grade. I started reading it to see if it was appropriate for him to read (it was definitely not) and ended up enjoying it myself. It was a good story I just felt it ended very abruptly. I’m not sure how quickly he wrote this after leaving prison but I expected a little more about his life after prison and it just wasn’t there. Glad I read it tho, and I’m REALLY glad my 10 year old did not
jbrownleo | Hi ha 70 ressenyes més | Mar 27, 2024 |
An interesting newberry award winning book. While the older neighbor / kid friendship may be overdone, it’s still worth doing. At least the author gives a semi-plausible excuse for why a twelve year old would spend so much time with an elderly lady. Enjoyed the historical bits, but felt the murder plot wasn’t as strong as it could be
cspiwak | Hi ha 135 ressenyes més | Mar 6, 2024 |
YA book club read. Enjoyable. KIRKUS REVIEWAn exhilarating summer marked by death, gore and fire sparks deep thoughts in a small-town lad not uncoincidentally named ?Jack Gantos.?The gore is all Jack?s, which to his continuing embarrassment ?would spray out of my nose holes like dragon flames? whenever anything exciting or upsetting happens. And that would be on every other page, seemingly, as even though Jack?s feuding parents unite to ground him for the summer after several mishaps, he does get out. He mixes with the undertaker?s daughter, a band of Hell?s Angels out to exact fiery revenge for a member flattened in town by a truck and, especially, with arthritic neighbor Miss Volker, for whom he furnishes the ?hired hands? that transcribe what becomes a series of impassioned obituaries for the local paper as elderly town residents suddenly begin passing on in rapid succession. Eventually the unusual body count draws thejustified, as it turns outÂ¥attention of the police. Ultimately, the obits and the many Landmark Books that Jack reads (this is 1962) in his hours of confinement all combine in his head to broaden his perspective about both history in general and the slow decline his own town is experiencing.… (més)
bentstoker | Hi ha 135 ressenyes més | Jan 26, 2024 |
It's Christmastime, and Rotten Ralph is up to no good, as usual. Although his little girl, Sarah, warns him that bad kitties might not get presents, our unrepentant feline anti-hero continues on his way, and when goody-two-shoes Percy joins the picture, things only get worse. Jealous of this other cat, Ralph does everything he can to undermine him, from pulling the ladder out from underneath him, while he is decorating the tree, to stealing his presents. Fortunately, Percy's sojourn is temporary, and Ralph is restored to his rightful place at the center of Sarah's world....

I owned a copy of author Jack Gantos and illustrator Nicole Rubel's Rotten Ralph as a girl, and I read it countless times, enjoying its tale of a thoroughly rotten cat—one with few redeeming characteristics, besides his love for his little girl. I don't recall reading any of the sequels when young, but am slowly getting to them now, as an adult. The second installment of the series, Worse Than Rotten, Ralph, sees our feline temporarily reformed, but here, in Rotten Ralph's Rotten Christmas, we see that any changes for the better were only temporary, and that Rotten Ralph lives up to his name. I found the deadpan humor here enjoyable—Sarah telling Ralph he is "not being very helpful," when he ties Percy to the railway tracks!—and the somewhat trippy vintage artwork fun. Recommended to fans of Rotten Ralph and his adventures.
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AbigailAdams26 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 6, 2024 |



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