His parents had moved to St Croix in the Virgin Islands, but he was in Florida, supposedly preparing for university. We all know that fine balancing act in life between doing what we want and doing what we should; Gantos, with no supervision and unlimited freedom, was finding it hard not to fall.
Raised in South Florida and the Caribbeanhe began collecting anecdotes in grade schoolrealizing that everyday stories were the basis of great literature.
He was a good high school student, but he lost interest when his family moved. At first Gantos tried staying in Florida alone, but he kept messing up and was failing in school, so something had to change. He found a better opportunity to find things to write about when he followed his family out of the country.
He decided to reinvent himself and followed his parents to St. Croix in the Virgin Islands. After serving one and a half years of a six-year sentence he entered college and continued writing, finally publishing his first book, Rotten Ralphin The latest Rotten Ralph book was published in ; there are now 20 titles in the series for young readers.
Gantos has written for readers of all ages, including the memoir "Hole in My Life," published in During that time he began to work on picture books with Nicole Rubel, a student at the Boston Museum School.
Rotten Ralph was the first to be published, by Houghton Mifflin in Within ten years Gantos and Rubel completed some twenty picture books including two more in the Rotten Ralph series.In Jack Gantos’ memoir, A Hole in my Life, readers are taken on a thrilling five-star journey filled with a range of emotions.
If you are looking for a comedic book filled with life lessons and suspense, then this is /5().
luckily, Jack Gantos reveals in his memoir, Hole in My Life, his life was changed for the better. After finishing the novel in one sitting, Gantos deserves five stars for giving his readers a relatable and believable story, in which he perceived his own life experiences. Jack Gantos, bestselling author of the Joey Pigza books, had a peripatetic childhood around the US and the Caribbean. At 18 years old, he was doing a dead-end job on a Caribbean island, looking for adventure and a way to fund himself through timberdesignmag.coms: Jack Gantos must be the only children's author who has spent 18 months in prison for smuggling drugs. He's already written about that incident in Hole in My Life; his latest novel, Dead End in.
Jack Gantos must be the only children's author who has spent 18 months in prison for smuggling drugs. He's already written about that incident in Hole in My Life; his latest novel, Dead End in.
Hole in My Life Jack Gantos BookPage review by Julie Hale. September Gantos is an award-winning children's author, but his compelling autobiography will appeal to readers of all ages.
In the early s, the future didn't look very bright for the year-old Gantos, who was arrested for his involvement in a drug smuggling scheme and sent. Hole in My Life By Jack Gantos From the Newbery Award winning author of Dead End in Norvelt, this is a memoir about becoming a writer the hard way A Printz Honor and Sibert Honor timberdesignmag.com the summer of , Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead end job For ten thousand.
Nov 24, · In Hole in My Life, this acclaimed author of more than 30 books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. Hole In My Life by Jack Gantos is an autobiographical account of a two year period in the author’s early twenties when he decided to take a job smuggling drugs and /5(65).