Monday, January 27, 2003

Contemporary Realistic Novel

Jack Gantos, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1998

Source: ALSC Notable Book 1999

Age Range: 9-12

Quality: Realistic first-person narrative. Writing style really captures the main character's personality.

Potential Use: free voluntary reading, discussion of attention disorders

Child Appeal: fast-paced, engaging, likable character

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