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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) — biography from Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key… (more)
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key 2,102 copies, 115 reviews
Dead End in Norvelt 1,600 copies, 131 reviews
Joey Pigza Loses Control 1,547 copies, 37 reviews
Hole in My Life 1,024 copies, 70 reviews
Rotten Ralph 410 copies, 14 reviews
I Am Not Joey Pigza 297 copies, 16 reviews
The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs 256 copies, 14 reviews
From Norvelt to Nowhere 214 copies, 14 reviews
The Trouble in Me 124 copies, 6 reviews
The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza 107 copies, 5 reviews
Rotten Ralph Helps Out 99 copies, 4 reviews
Back to School for Rotten Ralph 92 copies, 3 reviews
Worse Than Rotten, Ralph 85 copies, 2 reviews
Desire Lines 61 copies, 3 reviews
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Romance 52 copies, 3 reviews
Not So Rotten Ralph 51 copies, 2 reviews
Happy Birthday, Rotten Ralph 49 copies, 2 reviews
The Nine Lives of Rotten Ralph 47 copies, 5 reviews
Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten 40 copies, 3 reviews
Best in Show for Rotten Ralph 26 copies, 5 reviews
Willy's Raiders 25 copies
Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph 23 copies, 1 review
Wedding Bells for Rotten Ralph 22 copies, 1 review
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Family 16 copies, 1 review
The Dented Head Of Joey Pigza 9 copies, 3 reviews
Greedy Greeny 7 copies
Aunt Bernice 4 copies
Sleepy Ronald 2 copies
Genveje 1 copy
Guys Write for Guys Read (Contributor) 743 copies, 13 reviews
Guys Read: Funny Business (Contributor) 646 copies, 21 reviews
Half-Minute Horrors (Contributor) 265 copies, 21 reviews
On the Fringe: Stories (Contributor) 174 copies, 3 reviews
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (Contributor) 59 copies, 7 reviews
Guys Read: Heroes and Villains (Contributor) 42 copies

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