Jack Gantos is also the author of Jack on the Tracks and the other adventures in the Jack Henry quintet, as well as the many popular picture books in the Rotten Ralph series. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Look for the entire Joey Pigza series as well as The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs and Hole in My Life on audio from Listening Library.
Joey Pigza can't sit still. He can't pay attention, he can't follow the rules, and he can't help it–especially when his meds aren't working. Joey's had problems ever since he was born, problems just like his dad and grandma have. And whether he's wreaking havoc on a class trip or swallowing his house key, Joey's problems are getting worse. In fact, his behavior is so off the wall that his teachers are threatening to send him to the special-ed center downtown.
Joey knows he's really a good kid, but no matter how hard he tries to do the right thing, something always seems to go wrong. Will he ever get anything right?