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  • Jack's Black Bookby Jack Gantos

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2010; US$ 8.99

    Jack Gantos has written books for people of all ages, from picture books and middle-grade fiction to novels for young adults and adults. His works include Hole in My Life , a memoir that won the Michael L. Printz and Robert F. Sibert Honors, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key , a National Book Award Finalist, Joey Pigza Loses Control , a Newbery Honor... more...

  • Heads or Tailsby Jack Gantos

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 1994; US$ 8.99

    Discussion Questions 1. Jack's mother tells Betsy, "A diary is for keeping all your secrets, and nobody is allowed to read it but you." Why is it important to record your secrets in a diary or journal? A secret is no longer a secret once it is shared. What type of secrets should be Jack's mother tells Betsy, "A diary is for keeping all your secrets,... more...

  • Jack on the Tracksby Jack Gantos

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 1999; US$ 8.99

    Discussing and Responding In the story "Riding Shotgun," Mr. Henry tries to teach Jack the difference between "thinking" and "worrying." Explain what Mr. Henry means when he says, "In the game of life, one will take you to the top of the heap. And one will put you on the bottom." What are Jack's greatest worries about moving to Miami? Jack knows that... more...

  • Jack's New Powerby Jack Gantos

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 1995; US$ 9.99

    Discussing and Responding In the story "New Power," Jack breaks a window in his dad's office. His dad tells him, "There is no such thing as an accident. There is right and there is wrong. There is thoughtful thinking and thoughtless thinking." What is the difference between "thoughtful thinking" and "thoughtless thinking"? Find other scenes in... more...

  • Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clueby Jack Gantos

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2005; US$ 8.99

    Discussing and Responding Jack says to his parents, "I'm a little concerned about how to make friends in a new place" (p. 5). Mr. and Mrs. Henry disagree on how to meet people and make friends. Contrast their beliefs regarding friendship. What would you suggest to Jack? Brainstorm ways to help new kids in the neighborhood or new students in school... more...

  • Hole in My Lifeby Jack Gantos

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2002; US$ 10.99

    Classroom Connections Since reading, language arts, and English curricula often contain overlapping skills and strategies, this autobiography can be used in any setting that encourages students to read and respond to print. Hole in My Life offers teachers the chance to utilize a text that is nonfiction in genre yet employs several of the same techniques... more...

  • Dead End in Norveltby Jack Gantos

    RHCP 2012; US$ 12.78

    Jack's summer has hit a dead end . . . After being 'grounded for life', Jack is facing a summer of doing nothing. But who's got time to die of boredom when there are so many more interesting ways to die in this town? He might crash in his dad's homemade plane, or catch the disease that makes you dance yourself to death,... more...

  • Desire Linesby Jack Gantos

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2006; US$ 16.99

    When sixteen-year-old Walker gets caught up in a witch-hunt against homosexuals, he is left to stand by and watch as a tragedy unfolds. more...

  • The Love Curse of the Rumbaughsby Jack Gantos

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2008; US$ 10.99

    Jack Gantos has written books for people of all ages, from picture books and middle-grade fiction to novels for young adults and adults. His works include Hole in My Life , a memoir that won the Michael L. Printz and Robert F. Sibert Honors, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key , a National Book Award Finalist, Joey Pigza Loses Control , a Newbery Honor... more...

  • From Norvelt to Nowhereby Jack Gantos

    RHCP 2013; US$ 11.18

    This town is haunted by more than just ghosts . . . When Jack dresses up as a notorious local murderer for Halloween, he thinks he?s found the perfect costume to scare away evil spirits. But when the real murderer returns and another old lady dies, he starts to worry that he might not be showing the best judgment. Together... more...