I am not Joey Pigza /
by Gantos, Jack.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007Edition: 1st ed.Description: 215 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0374399417:.Title notes: BRA $16.00 8/11/2007$16.00 5/28/2010Subject(s): Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Fiction | Diners (Restaurants) -- Fiction | Fathers -- Fiction | Lotteries -- Fiction | Identity -- FictionOnline resources: Sample text | Publisher description | Contributor biographical information Summary: Joey's father returns, calling himself Charles Heinz and apologizing for his past bad behavior, and he swears that once Joey and his mother change their names and help him fix up the old diner he has bought, their lives will change for the better.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p>Just when Joey Pigza's wired world finally seems to be under control, his good-for-nothing dad pops back into his life. This time, though, Carter Pigza is a new man - literally. After a lucky lotto win, Carter Pigza has a crazy new outlook on life, and he's even changed his name to Charles Heinz. He thinks Joey and his mom should become new people, too. Soon Joey finds himself bombarded with changes: a new name, a new home, and a new family business - running the beat-up Beehive Diner. Heknows he should forgive his dad as his mom wants him to, and get with the new family program. But Joey is afraid that in changing names and going with the flow he will lose sight of who he really is.</p> <p>In this rocket-paced new chapter in Joey Pigza's life, a favorite hero discovers what identity and forgiveness really mean, and how to cook a delicious turkey burger.</p> <p>This title has Common Core connections.</p>
Joey's father returns, calling himself Charles Heinz and apologizing for his past bad behavior, and he swears that once Joey and his mother change their names and help him fix up the old diner he has bought, their lives will change for the better.
BRA $16.00 8/11/2007