Jack Adrift : fourth grade without a clue / Jack Gantos.
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- ISBN: 0786263873 (lg. print : hc : alk. paper)
- Physical Description: 240 p. ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: Waterville, Me : Thorndike Press, 2004. Waterville, Me : Thorndike Press, 2004.
|Summary, etc.:||When his father rejoins the Navy and moves the family to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, ten-year-old Jack becomes confused by a crush on his teacher, contradictory advice from his parents, and a very strange neighbor.|
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Jack Adrift : Fourth Grade Without a Clue
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)