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I Am Not Joey Pigza

Written by Jack Gantos

Illustrated by David Tazzyman

I Am Not Joey Pigza Synopsis

Everything changes for Joey when his crazy, long-lost dad returns home after a lucky lottery win. Now they're rich, Carter Pigza truly believes that his family can start a whole new life and that means embarking on a brand new career running a busy diner - and changing their family name from Pigza to Heinz. Can Joey handle becoming Freddy? And how does he really feel about the fact that he's going to become a big brother?

I Am Not Joey Pigza Press Reviews

The latest heartwarming story about this likeable character has you once again so fully immersed in his thoughts and actions there are moments when you want to shout out to him to stop him making a mistake -- D J Williams * Primary Times * Funny, tender and soul-searching . . . Upbeat, warm-hearted and delightful -- Lesley Agnew * The Bookseller * Written with energetic, breathless, non-stop gusto * Financial Times * Meet Joey Pigza . . . A great kid who is funny and thoughtful and, yes, wired * The New York Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780440870555
Publication date: 27th February 2014
Author: Jack Gantos
Illustrator: David Tazzyman
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books) an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages

About Jack Gantos

Jack Gantos (Author) Jack Gantos was born in Norvelt, Pennsylvania, and has spent time living in Barbados and South Florida. He has written books for readers of all ages, including the acclaimed Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key and its sequels, the teenage novel Desire Lines, and the youthful memoire Hole in My Life. His is also the writer of Dead End in Norvelt and From Norvelt to Nowhere, a pair of semi-autobiographical novels about the importance of history and reading, the first of which won the prestigious Newbery Medal in 2012. He lives with his wife and daughter in Boston, Massachusetts. ...

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