The Key that Swallowed Joey Pigza

By GANTOS, Jack

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ISBN
9780374300838
Publisher
Farrar


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on September 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 5–7—The final "Joey Pigza" novel begins as Joey narrates his present situation back in his "roachy row house on Plum St." He is without a medical patch to treat his ADHD because his mom can't remember where she hid them. Joey's father has gotten a botched face-lift and runs away again. When Joey receives a call at school from his frantic mother pleading for him to come home because she's afraid she will hurt Carter Junior, Joey...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2014

The irrepressible Joey Pigza is back in his "roachy row house on Plum Street," living his "whole wired past, present, and future all at the same time." Left alone with his new baby brother when their mother, suffering from postpartum depression, checks herself into the hospital, Joey takes seriously her admonition that he be the "man of the house." He's in the midst of a top-to-bottom housecleaning when his blind friend Olivia arrives unexpectedly; though dealing with her own demons, Olivia assists in caring for placid Car...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Left alone with his new baby brother, irrepressible Joey takes seriously his mother's admonition that he be "man of the house....Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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