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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Joey Pigza Books)

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Joey Pigza Books)
Author: Jack Gantos
ISBN 13: 9780064408332
ISBN 10: 64408337
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $5.99

To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, hyperactive Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription meds wear off and he starts feeling wired. One mishap after another leads Joey first from his regular classroom to special education classes and then to a special education school. Finally, with medication, counseling, and positive reinforcement, Joey triumphs, in this comic, compassionate, and compelling tale.

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In this rollercoaster of a ride, ingenuously and breathlessly narrated by Joey himself, readers aretreated to an up-close and personal introduction to life with attention deficit disorder.