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Jack Gantos

(John Bryan Gantos, Jr.)
USA flag (b.1951)

Mr. Gantos is known nationally for his educational creative writing and literature presentations to students and teachers. He is a frequent conference speaker, university lecturer, and in-service provider.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
Non fiction
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (2001) : Joey Pigza Loses Control
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2003) : Hole in My Life
Newbery Medal Best Novel winner (2012) : Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos recommends
The Chicken Dance (2007)
Jacques Couvillon
"Full of brilliant details... Like having Napolean Dynamite and Frank Perdue as your best friends."
Nothing But Blue (2013)
Lisa Jahn-Clough
"A girl with no memory, a magical dog, train-hoppers, and a boy named Snake make this suspenseful book a stand-out read!"

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