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Jack's black book

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
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An uproarious companion to Heads or Tails and Jack's New Power. According to his new motto - A WRITER'S JOB IS TO TURN HIS WORST EXPERIENCES INTO MONEY - Jack Henry is going to be filty rich even before he gets out of junior high, for his life is filled with the worst experiences imaginable. In the course of the few months covered in this cycle of interlinked stories, Jack is humiliated by a gorgeous syncronized swimmer, gets a tattoo the size of an ant on his big toe, flubs an IQ test and nearly fails wood shop, and has to dig up his dead dog not once but twice. And that's not the half of it. But, as The School Library Journal put it, Jack's "a survivor, an 'everyboy' whose world may be wacko but whose heart and spirit are eminently sane." Jack may not end up rolling in dough, but he, along with his humorously off-kilter familly, always keeps on trying.
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Full title jack s black book
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Last Update 2018-05-16 23:09:20PM
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series Jack Henry books
series_with_volume Jack Henry books|3
subject_facet Authorship -- Fiction, Authorship. -- Fiction, Humorous stories, Novelists -- Fiction
title_display Jack's black book
title_full Jack's black book / Jack Gantos
title_short Jack's black book
topic_facet Authorship, Fiction, Humorous stories, Novelists