Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

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 meds wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.
Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 2000, c1998
Edition: 1st Harper Trophy ed. --
ISBN: 9780064408332
Branch Call Number: J FIC Ganto 3567
Characteristics: 153 p


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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Joey is an energetic and imaginative third-grader who must take medication to keep his ADHD under control. He sometimes learns the hard way that it is not wise to stick his finger in a pencil sharpener or swallow the key to the house! Ages 6-12.

Apr 01, 2015

I love Joey Pigza! A great choice for diversity, humor, and realistic fiction readers.

LibrarianDest Jan 22, 2015

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

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

Worthington1 Aug 21, 2013

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


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