Jack on the Tracks: Four Seasons of Fifth Grade

Jack Gantos (Author)
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Description

From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, nine semi-autobiographical stories that will make you laugh so hard it hurts

In Jack on the Tracks, fifth-grader Jack Henry is hoping for fresh adventure when he moves to a new home in Miami with his family, but he can't escape his old worrying ways. He worries about being fascinated with all things gross and disgusting. He worries about his crazy French-obsessed schoolteacher. And most of all he worries about worrying so much.

In this cycle of interrelated stories, there may be light at the end of the tunnel, if only Jack can get on the right track to survive his outrageous year.

This title has Common Core connections.

Product Details

Price
$9.99
Publisher
Square Fish
Publish Date
September 12, 2001
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.46 X 7.72 inches | 0.39 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374437176
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About the Author

Jack Gantos has written books for people of all ages, from picture books and middle-grade fiction to novels for young adults and adults. His works include Hole in My Life, a memoir that won the Michael L. Printz and Robert F. Sibert Honors; the Joey Pigza series, which include a Newbery Honor book and a National Book Award Finalist; Dead End in Norvelt, winner of the Newbery Medal and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction; and the Rotten Ralph series.

Reviews

"Jack . . . returns here in an account of the year . . . when his family first moves to Florida . . . His struggle for maturation is enhanced by Gantos's effervescent writing style and grasp of the gross and horrifying . . . This will reel kids right in." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A laugh-out-loud read inhabited by killer cats, giant tapeworms, and escaped convicts." --The Horn Book

"Hilarious, exquisitely painful, and utterly on-target." --Booklist

"Poignant, funny, and real." --School Library Journal