Heads or Tails: Stories From The Sixth Grade by Jack GantosHeads or Tails: Stories From The Sixth Grade by Jack Gantos

Heads or Tails: Stories From The Sixth Grade

byJack Gantos


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From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, eight more hysterical semi-autobiographical Jack Henry stories about a sixth grader's trials and tribulations

Jack's life is a crazy roller-coaster ride. At his fifth school in six years, he has a crackpot teacher who won't give him a break about his lousy handwriting and a secret crush who wants to be a policewoman. At home, he has a pesky little brother with a knack for getting hurt whenever Jack's supposed to be looking after him, a terror for an older sister, all sorts of weird neighbors, and, last but not least, ferocious alligators in the canal behind his house.

Writing in his diary about his good days and bad days is one way Jack survives his up-and-down year. But he's also a kid who knows that life can go any which way at any given moment.

A Common Core title.

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; De...
Title:Heads or Tails: Stories From The Sixth GradeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.69 × 5.15 × 0.45 inPublisher:Square Fish

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374429235

ISBN - 13:9780374429232

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Editorial Reviews

"Laugh-out-loud funny . . . The author has bull's-eye accuracy in capturing the private torments of a twelve-year-old." -The Buffalo News"As real as it gets." -The Book Report"The author of the offbeat Rotten Ralph picture books makes an auspicious foray into new ground with this semi-autobiographical, wholly engaging novel. His narrator, Jack, travels through the often poignant moments that highlight his sixth-grade year." -Starred, Publishers Weekly"Jack's a survivor, an 'everyboy' whose world may be wacko but whose heart and spirit are eminently sane . . . Gantos is a terrific writer with a wonderfully wry sensibility." -Starred, School Library Journal