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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0374336644
ISBN-13: 9780374336646
Sku: 30369945
Publish Date: 10/1/1998
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  160
Age Range:  14 to College
 
At school they say I'm wired bad, or wired mad, or wired sad, or wired glad, depending on my mood and what teacher has ended up with me. But there is no doubt about it, I'm wired. (from the first line)
Joey Pigza is a nice kid who happens to get into a lot trouble, from sticking his finger in the pencil sharpener and swallowing his house key, to running with scissors, but when he ends up in the district special-ed program, he knows he must stop making bad choices. *Author: Gantos, Jack *Publication Date: 1998/10/14 *Number of Pages: 153 *Binding Type: School And Library *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.75
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Joey Pigza is a nice kid who happens to get into a lot trouble, from sticking his finger in the pencil sharpener and swallowing his house key, to running with scissors, but when he ends up in the district special-ed program, he knows he must stop making bad choices.
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The story of Joey Pigza, a seriously hyperactive boy who has been living with his grandmother since being abandoned by both his mother and father. When Joey's mother returns, Joey must find a way to let her back into his life while also dealing with more and more problems at school. Although he's on medication to control his behavior, Joey still has problems paying attention, sitting still, and generally keeping out of trouble. His frustrated mother and teachers attempt to cure Joey's problems by enrolling him at a new school.

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"Mature readers will find this harsh tale softened by unusual empathy and leavened by genuinely funny events." 10/01/1998

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0160
Product attributePublisher:   Farrar Straus Giroux
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