Joey Pigza Loses Control

Joey Pigza Loses Control

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Joey Pigza really wants his six-week visit with his dad to count, to show him he's not as wired as he used to be, to show his dad how much he loves him. But Carter Pigza's not an easy guy to love. He's eager to make it up to Joey for past wrongs and to show him how to be a winner, to take control of his life. With his coaching, Joey's even learned how to pitch a baseball, and he's good at it. The trouble is, Joey's dad thinks taking control means giving up the things that keep Joey safe. And if he wants to please his dad, he's going to have to play by his rules, even when the rules don't make sense.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • CD-Audio
  • 129.54 x 149.86 x 30.48mm | 158.76g
  • Listening Library
  • United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0739381032
  • 9780739381038

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Read by the author approx. 3 hours, 2 cassettes Sequel to Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, National Book Award finalist When Joey Pigza meets his dad for the first time in years, he meets a grown-up version of his old out-of-control self. Carter Pigza is as wired as Joey used to be--before his stint in special ed, and before he got his new meds. Joey's mom reluctantly agrees that he can stay with his dad for a summer visit, which sends Joey racing with sky-high hpes that he and Carter can finally get to know each other. But as the weeks whirl by, Carter has bigger plans in mind: He decides that just as he has pulled himself up by his own bootstraps, Joey can do the same and become as normal as any kid, without the help of a doctor's prescription. Carter believes Joey can do it, and Joey wants to believe him more than anything in the world. Here is the continuation of the acclaimed Joey Pigza story, affirming not only that Joey Pigza is a true original but that it runs in the family.show more

About Jack Gantos

Jack Gantos is also the author of Jack on the Tracks and the other adventures in the Jack Henry quintet, as well as the many popular picture books in the Rotten Ralph series. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Look for the entire Joey Pigza series as well as The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs and Hole in My Life on audio from Listening Library.show more

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4 35% (1,475)
3 27% (1,126)
2 7% (287)
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