Jack's black book / Jack Gantos.

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  • Author(s): Gantos, Jack
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Information:
    [New York] : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999, c1997.
  • Publication Date:
    1999
  • Physical Description:
    165 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Publication Type:
    Book
  • Document Type:
    Fiction
  • Subject Terms:
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      Sunburst ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Comic misadventures ensue when seventh-grader Jack tries to write the great American novel.
    • Notes:
      Reprint. Originally published: c1997.
      "A Sunburst book."
    • ISBN:
      9780374437169 : PAP
      0374437165 : PAP
    • Accession Number:
      BL 99011980
    • Accession Number:
      fay.312296
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GANTOS, J. Jack’s black book. [s. l.]: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. ISBN 9780374437169. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.312296. Acesso em: 23 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gantos J. Jack’s Black Book. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1999. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.312296. Accessed January 23, 2020.
    • APA:
      Gantos, J. (1999). Jack’s black book. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.312296
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gantos, Jack. 1999. Jack’s Black Book. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.312296.
    • Harvard:
      Gantos, J. (1999) Jack’s black book. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.312296 (Accessed: 23 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gantos, J 1999, Jack’s black book, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, viewed 23 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gantos, Jack. Jack’s Black Book. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.312296.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gantos, Jack. Jack’s Black Book. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.312296.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gantos J. Jack’s black book [Internet]. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1999 [cited 2020 Jan 23]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.312296

Reviews

Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 October 1997

Gr. 6^-8. In the third in Gantos' series of semi-autobiographical novels, including Heads or Tails and Jack's New Power, Jack's family has returned from the Caribbean and is living in Florida. Jack has a fresh black notebook that he plans to fill with brilliant writing--if only his muse will speak to him. In the meantime, he seeks out humiliation and horrible experiences, hoping that they will make him a better writer. Humiliation is not in short supply, as Jack does poorly on his IQ test and ends up at a vocational training school, formerly a juvenile detention facility. The first third of the book, which deals with the death of the family dog and Jack's making a dog coffin in shop, is scathingly funny. But as the book continues, the humor becomes darker and progressively more grotesque--so gross, in fact, that many readers may become queasy and quit reading. Gantos' humor tends to be dark, but it is usually leavened by substance. This time, however, he offers only slapstick comedy as balance. ((Reviewed October 15, 1997)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Horn Book Guide Reviews 1998

Jack Henry and his eccentric family are back from Barbados (see [cf2]Jack's New Power[cf1]) to muddle through their latest adventure. At the end of his seventh-grade year, Jack is resolved to begin a writing career. There's enough descriptive disaster; some good solid writing; and a bizarre plot that even reluctant adults can't help but appreciate. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 1998 #1

Jack Henry and his eccentric family are back from Barbados (see Jack's New Power) to muddle through their latest adventure. At the end of his seventh-grade year, Jack is resolved to begin a writing career. He's all set with the blank journal (the "black book" of the title), the sharpened pencils, and the ratty bathrobe in which to await his muse. In the second part, he acquires an additional prop-an ancient manual typewriter-but still no muse. And so it goes from one misadventure to another. There's enough descriptive disaster to satisfy youngsters looking for a gross-out; some good solid writing; and a bizarre plot that even reluctant adults can't help but appreciate. e.s.w. Copyright 1999 Horn Book Magazine Reviews

PW Reviews 1999 September #2

At the end of seventh grade, Jack Henry decides to write a novel in this third collection of interlinked stories. Ages 10-up. (Sept.) r Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.