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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch J FIC GAN (Text) 0530005517870 Juvenile Fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374399412
  • ISBN: 0374399417
  • Physical Description: 215 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

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Summary, etc.:
Joey's father returns, calling himself Charles Heinz and apologizing for his past bad behavior, and he swears that once Joey and his mother change their names and help him fix up the old diner he has bought, their lives will change for the better.-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14.
Grades 5-8
950L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Lexile reading measure : middle school grades ; 950L.
Accelerated Reader MG 5.3 8 117629
Subject: Preteens > Juvenile fiction.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder > Juvenile fiction.
Diners (Restaurants) > Juvenile fiction.
Fathers > Juvenile fiction.
Lotteries > Juvenile fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) > Juvenile fiction.
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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; the Joey Pigza series, which include a Newbery Honor book and a National Book Award Finalist; Dead End in Norvelt, winner of the Newbery Medal and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction; and the Rotten Ralph series.


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