I am not Joey Pigza

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Irrepressible Joey must draw upon all of his emotional reserves to face his latest challenge. His good-for-nothing dad shows up, having won the lottery and acquired a new identity. Carter Pigza is now Charles Heinz; he's won back Joey's mother, Fran (renamed Maria); and Joey is expected to forgive him his past sins and reinvent himself as Freddy Heinz. Dad has big plans for the family. He's bought a run-down diner and will use his son to drum up business by standing by the roadside in a bee costume. Mom is on a spending spree and pressures Joey to forgive his father and do as he says. But Joey senses how wrong this is, and his struggle is palpable. By the time he concedes, his father has given up on the diner idea and has spent all of his money on losing lottery tickets. As usual, when the chips are down, Carter takes off, just as Fran is about to have a baby. Gantos tells the tale with unfailing humor, delicious wordplay, and many hilarious scenes, but this is the darkest Joey book to date. Carter's unreliability is a given, but Fran Pigza's willingness to buy into the surreal scene is unsettling and underscores the fact that Joey is really on his own. Nevertheless, readers will cheer as his indomitable spirit prevails; he neither rescinds nor regrets his forgiveness, and he is thrilled to have a baby brother. The appearance of Junior Pigza promises a new purpose in Joey's life, the possibility of a future ally in his crazy world, and, perhaps, adventures to come.
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9781250061669
9780739356289
9780606237635
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display_description Irrepressible Joey must draw upon all of his emotional reserves to face his latest challenge. His good-for-nothing dad shows up, having won the lottery and acquired a new identity. Carter Pigza is now Charles Heinz; he's won back Joey's mother, Fran (renamed Maria); and Joey is expected to forgive him his past sins and reinvent himself as Freddy Heinz. Dad has big plans for the family. He's bought a run-down diner and will use his son to drum up business by standing by the roadside in a bee costume. Mom is on a spending spree and pressures Joey to forgive his father and do as he says. But Joey senses how wrong this is, and his struggle is palpable. By the time he concedes, his father has given up on the diner idea and has spent all of his money on losing lottery tickets. As usual, when the chips are down, Carter takes off, just as Fran is about to have a baby. Gantos tells the tale with unfailing humor, delicious wordplay, and many hilarious scenes, but this is the darkest Joey book to date. Carter's unreliability is a given, but Fran Pigza's willingness to buy into the surreal scene is unsettling and underscores the fact that Joey is really on his own. Nevertheless, readers will cheer as his indomitable spirit prevails; he neither rescinds nor regrets his forgiveness, and he is thrilled to have a baby brother. The appearance of Junior Pigza promises a new purpose in Joey's life, the possibility of a future ally in his crazy world, and, perhaps, adventures to come.
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subject_facet Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Fiction, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Juvenile fiction, Audiobooks, Children's audiobooks, Diners (Restaurants), Diners (Restaurants) -- Fiction, Diners (Restaurants) -- Juvenile fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, Fathers, Fathers -- Fiction, Fathers -- Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Identity (Philosophical concept), Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction, Identity -- Fiction, JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents, JUVENILE FICTION / General, JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Depression & Mental Illness, JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Special Needs, Juvenile works, Lotteries, Lotteries -- Fiction, Lotteries -- Juvenile fiction
title_display I am not Joey Pigza
title_full I am not Joey Pigza / Jack Gantos, I am not Joey Pigza [sound recording] / Jack Gantos
title_short I am not Joey Pigza
topic_facet Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Audiobooks, Children's audiobooks, Diners (Restaurants), Family problems, Fathers, Identity, Identity (Philosophical concept), Lotteries