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Jack Gantos was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania on July 2, 1951. He received a BFA and a MA from Emerson College. While in college, he and an illustrator friend, Nicole Rubel, began working on picture books. After a series of rejections, they published their first book, Rotten Ralph, in 1976. His other books include Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a National Book Award Finalist, Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor book, and Dead End in Norvelt, which won the 2012 Newbery Medal. His memoir, Hole in My Life, won the Michael L. Printz and Robert F. Sibert Honors. Jack's follow-up to Hole in My Life is The Trouble in Me He also teaches courses in children's book writing and children's literature. He dev.eloped the master's degree program in children's book writing at Emerson College and the Vermont College M.F.A. program for children's book writers. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key 1,914 copies, 111 reviews
Dead End in Norvelt 1,499 copies, 130 reviews
Joey Pigza Loses Control 1,401 copies, 35 reviews
Hole in My Life 982 copies, 69 reviews
Rotten Ralph 370 copies, 13 reviews
I Am Not Joey Pigza 257 copies, 16 reviews
The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs 247 copies, 14 reviews
From Norvelt to Nowhere 201 copies, 13 reviews
The Trouble in Me 112 copies, 6 reviews
Back to School for Rotten Ralph 76 copies, 3 reviews
Worse Than Rotten, Ralph 76 copies, 1 review
Desire Lines 60 copies, 3 reviews
Not So Rotten Ralph 48 copies, 2 reviews
Happy Birthday, Rotten Ralph 43 copies, 2 reviews
The Nine Lives of Rotten Ralph 42 copies, 5 reviews
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Romance 42 copies, 3 reviews
Willy's Raiders 23 copies
Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph 22 copies, 1 review
Wedding Bells for Rotten Ralph 19 copies, 1 review
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Family 14 copies, 1 review
The Dented Head Of Joey Pigza 9 copies, 3 reviews
Greedy Greeny 6 copies
Aunt Bernice 4 copies
Sleepy Ronald 2 copies
Genveje 1 copy
Guys Write for Guys Read (Contributor) 701 copies, 13 reviews
Guys Read: Funny Business (Contributor) 564 copies, 21 reviews
Half-Minute Horrors (Contributor) 243 copies, 21 reviews
On the Fringe: Stories (Contributor) 167 copies, 3 reviews
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (Contributor) 53 copies, 6 reviews
Guys Read: Heroes and Villains (Contributor) 37 copies

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