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by | Read by Jack Gantos

Children Ages 10+ • 3 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1998

Jack Gantos’s brilliant middle-grade novel about one child’s attention deficit affliction is read by the author with perfect emotional pitch. Joey Pigza is wise beyond his years, completely aware of his disability and its ill effects on others. The frantic pace of his breathless narration is juxtaposed with the controlled voices of the generally kind and long-suffering teachers, nurse, and principal who’ve been trying to manage his behavior for years, one hour at a time. The listener’s sympathies are heightened by the heart-wrenching family stories Joey relates of his emotionally abusive grandmother, his absentee father, and his neglectful mother, who tries to make good--and does--in the end. Be prepared! There’s no escaping this audio without a belly laugh or a tear. T.B. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 00]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 1999

CD ISBN 978-0-7393-8113-7 $27.00 • Two CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 1999

CS ISBN 9780807281659 $23.00 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 9780807220030 $30.00 • Two CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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