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The Pigman

  Zindel, Paul


Publisher: Harper & Row
Number of Pages: 182
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Genres:

Historical fiction
Realistic fiction

Material Type/Location:

Junior High Fiction

Reading Level:

6-8

Awards:

Best Books for Young Adults
Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

High school sophomores Lorraine Jensen and John Conlan are friends who help each other out by listening to each other's problems. When they decide to play a practical joke on a strange neighbor, Mr. Angelo Pignati, better known as the Pigman, they discover that he is actually quite interesting-- and lonely. They spend some time with him after school, and then one day the Pigman has a heart attack. John and Lorraine watch out for his house while he is in the hospital-- but they also decide to have a party there. This is when the trouble begins....

Reviewed by: Jan Watkins on 7/27/2006

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Robert Cormier

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The Pigman's Legacy by Zindel, Paul
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