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The Pigman


 On Sale: 17/03/2005
 Formats:     Paperback | Paperback
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Join the millions of readers who have discovered The Pigman, the beloved, groundbreaking young adult classic from Paul Zindel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.

In The Pigman, what begins as a teenage prank soon becomes a timeless examination of grief, acceptance, and the transformative power of friendship. High-school sophomores John and Lorraine had no idea what they were starting when they made a prank phone call to a stranger named Angelo Pignati. Virtually overnight, they befriended the old man. But now Mr. Pignati is dead. And for John and Lorraine, the only way to find peace is to write down their friend's story—the true story of the Pigman.

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Book Description

A Most Unusual Friendship

When sophomores John and Lorraine played a practical joke a few months ago on a stranger named Angelo Pignati, they had no idea what they were starting. Virtually overnight, almost against their will, the two befriended the lonely old man; it wasn't long before they were more comfortable in his house than their own. But now Mr. Pignati is dead. And for John and Lorraine, the only way to find peace is to write down their friend's story -- the story of the Pigman.


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Critical Praise for The Pigman

“An intensely moving story of believably alienated young people.”
— School Library Journal

ISBN: 9780060757359; ISBN10: 0060757353; Imprint: HarperTeen ; On Sale: 17/03/2005; Format: Paperback; Trimsize: 4 3/16 x 6 3/4; Pages: 192; $9.99; Ages: 13 and Up; BISAC1:JUV039060; BISAC2:JUV039050; BISAC3:JUV013000

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