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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

Written by: Jack Gantos
Narrated by: Jack Gantos
Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
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The fifth and final book in the groundbreaking Joey Pigza series brings the beloved chronicle of this wired, wacky, and wonderful boy to a crescendo of chaos and craziness, as everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey just as he starts to get his feet on the ground. With his dad MIA in the wake of appearance-altering plastic surgery, Joey must give up school to look after his new baby brother and fill in for his mom, who hospitalizes herself to deal with a bad case of postpartum blues.

As his challenges mount, Joey discovers a key that could unlock the secrets to his father’s whereabouts, a mystery that must be solved before Joey can even hope that his broken family might somehow come back together - if only it doesn’t pull him apart first.

©2014 Jack Gantos (P)2014 Listening Library

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  • MJVoss
  • 2019-02-15

Love this boy Joey, & his story! Highly recommend.

Fantastic family. Very funny. Love the narrative. Felt like I was there with them. Made us smile while listening.