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Jack Gantos: The Trouble in Me
Jack Gantos



The Newbery Medalist and Printz Honor-winning author visits with his new book, an autobiographical novel set shortly after Jack's Black Book.

The Trouble in Me captures a pivotal week or two in the life of fourteen-year-old Jack Gantos, as the author reveals the moment he began to slide off track as a kid who in just a few years would find himself locked up in a federal penitentiary for the crimes portrayed in the memoir Hole in My Life. Set in the Fort Lauderdale neighborhood of his family's latest rental home, Jack opens with an explosive encounter in which he first meets his awesomely rebellious older neighbor, Gary Pagoda, just back from juvie for car theft. Instantly mesmerized, Jack decides he will do whatever it takes to be like Gary. As a follower, Jack is eager to leave his old self behind, and desperate for whatever crazy, hilarious, frightening thing might happen next. But he may not be as ready as he thinks when the trouble in him comes blazing to life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JACK GANTOS was raised in the town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Boston. In addition to Dead End in Norvelt, winner of the Newbery Medal, and From Norvelt to Nowhere, he is also the acclaimed author of four other Joey Pigza novels, the Jack Henry story collections, the many Rotten Ralph books, and the Printz Honor memoir Hole in My Life.
The Trouble in Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374379957
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 2015

Hole in My Life Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780312641573
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Published: Square Fish - April 24th, 2012

Jack's Black Book: A Jack Henry Adventure Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780374437169
Availability: Not Available In-Store - Usually Ships from Warehouse in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - September 10th, 1999

Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue: A Jack Henry Adventure Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780374437183
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Published: Square Fish - October 2005

See also:
Jack on the Tracks: Four Seasons of Fifth Grade
Heads or Tails: Stories from the Sixth Grade
Jack's New Power: Stories from a Caribbean Year


Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250061683
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - July 2014

See also:
Joey Pigza Loses Control
What Would Joey Do?
I Am Not Joey Pigza
The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza


Dead End in Norvelt (Norvelt Series #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250010230
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Published: Square Fish - May 7th, 2013

See also:
From Norvelt to Nowhere


Rotten Ralph Cover Image
By Nicole Rubel (Illustrator), Jack Gantos
$7.95
ISBN: 9780395292020
Availability: Not Available In-Store - Usually Ships from Warehouse in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 19th, 1980

See also:
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Family
Rotten Ralph Helps Out
Back to School for Rotten Ralph
Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten
Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph
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