Objects & Places from Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Jack Gantos
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Tasmanian Devil - This is a hyperactive and destructive cartoon character to whom Joey often compares himself

Big Quiet Chair - This is in the special education classroom, and the children use it to read quietly.

Transdermal Patch - This is used to constantly deliver medication into the body.

Pittsburgh - This is where both Joey's father and grandmother go to live after abandoning him.

Amish - These individuals live and work according to strict religious principles.

Special Education - This is a form of teaching tailored to fit the needs of students who are unable to learn in a standard classroom environment.

Brain SPECT Test - This is done on Joey to determine if his brain is injured.

Amaretto Sour - This is the type of drink Joey's mother prefers as her own form of medication to help her deal with Joey and his problems.


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