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Joey Pigza Loses Control
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date August 1, 2000
Pages 195
Binding School and Library
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374399894
ISBN-10 0374399891
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $17.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
After meeting his father for the first time in years, young Joey sees where he gets his wild nature, yet as the two spend quality time together, they realize that they can control their own behavior if they just focus and decide to get a grip without help from a doctor's prescription.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

The sequel to Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a 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 hopes 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. This title has Common Core connections.

Joey Pigza Loses Control is a 2000 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and a 2001 Newbery Honor Book.



Editions
Hardcover
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 1, 2001)
9780786234257 | details & prices | 221 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.85 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.
Paperback
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With Jack Gantos | Reprint edition from Square Fish (July 1, 2014)
9781250061676 | details & prices | 196 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.38 lbs | List price $7.99
About: The sequel to Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a National Book Award FinalistWhen Joey Pigza meets his dad for the first time in years, he meets a grown-up version of his old out-of-control self.
With Jack Gantos | Reprint edition from Square Fish (July 5, 2011)
9780312661014 | details & prices | 196 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
from Harper Torch (June 1, 2004)
9780060739430 | details & prices | 196 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $2.99
Reprint edition from Harpercollins Childrens Books (March 1, 2002)
9780064410229 | details & prices | 195 pages | 5.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.30 lbs | List price $5.95
About: Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.
Miscellaneous
With Jack Gantos | from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 1, 2007)
9780374706159 | details & prices | 208 pages | List price $9.99
CD/Spoken Word
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With Jack Gantos (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (May 26, 2009)
9780739381038 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.25 × 1.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.35 lbs | List price $30.00
About: 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.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Listening Library (October 1, 2000)
9780807261613 | details & prices | 4.00 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.30 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.
Unabridged edition from Listening Library (September 1, 2000)
9780807287255 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.45 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.
School and Library
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The price comparison is for this edition
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (August 1, 2000)
9780374399894 | details & prices | 195 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.80 lbs | List price $17.99
About: Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (September 1, 2002)
9780606244510 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.53
About: Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.
Prebinding
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With Jack Gantos | Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (July 1, 2014)
9780606365611 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $18.40
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
With Jack Gantos | Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (July 5, 2011)
9780606230209 | details & prices | 196 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.55 lbs | List price $17.20
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
With Jack Gantos | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 22, 2008)
9781435286795 | details & prices | 195 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.48 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Joey's dad is well and truly wired!
from Turtleback Books (March 1, 2002)
9780613496773 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.

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