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Five starred reviews!

THE KEY THAT SWALLOWED JOEY PIGZA has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and, most recently, The Horn Book. As Joey himself likes to say, "Pawzzitively brilliant!"  Read excerpts from the reviews here

Jack is Back as JOEY PIGZA! Exclusive Jack Gantos Video Interview

Read the article and watch the video here.

The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza is Named a Young Reader Finalist for the 2014 Kirkus Prize!

This is the first year for the Kirkus Prize!

Books that earned the Kirkus Star with publication dates between November 1, 2013, and October 31, 2014, are automatically nominated for the 2014 Kirkus Prize, and the winners will be selected on October 23, 2014.

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Mackin Interviews Jack Gantos

Mackin interviews Jack Gantos about his favorite books, his drawing habits, and more. Read the interview here.

TULSA LIBRARY TRUST WILL PRESENT THE 2014 ANNE V. ZARROW AWARD FOR YOUNG READERS’ LITERATURE TO JACK GANTOS

Newbery Medal-winning author Jack Gantos is the winner of the Tulsa Library Trust’s 2014 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature. He will accept the award at a public presentation at Hardesty Regional Library’s Connor’s Cove, 8316 E. 93rd St., Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.

Events

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE NEW ENGLAND

Montpelier, VT
November 15, 8 PM
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PLUM CREEK CHILDREN'S LITERACY FESTIVAL

Concordia University
800 N Columbia Ave, Seward, NE
September 25-27

NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, D.C.
August 30

ANNE V. ZARROW AWARD RECEPTION

Jack will receive the Ann V. Zarrow Award and give a talk. 
Hardesty Regional Library’s Connor’s Cove, 8316 E. 93rd St., Tulsa, OK
August 22, 7 PM

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