Author: Paul Zindel
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Classics, Series, Realistic Fiction
Character and Values, Friends and Friendship, Adolescent Issues
Zindel's groundbreaking, bestselling tour de force is the unforgettable tale of two disillusioned high school students who have their faith in humanity restored by lonely, eccentric Mr. Pignati, whom they dub the Pigman.
Meet Mr. Pignati, a lonely old man with a beer belly and an awful secret. He's the Pigman, and he's got a great big twinkling smile. When John and Lorraine, two high school sophomores, meet Mr. Pignati, they learn his whole sad, zany story.
"An intensely moving story of believably alienated young people". — Library Journal
Paul Zindel won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. To learn more about his life, check out The Pigman & Me, a memoir of his growing up. Mr. Zindel died on March 27, 2003.