Being portrayed as a simple old man, his life is more interesting and gratifying than seen at his first appearance. His nickname comes from his collection of pig statues, his prized possessions. Plot summary[ edit ] The novel begins with an "oath" signed by John Conlan and Lorraine Jensen, two high school sophomores, who pledge that they will report only the facts about their experiences with Mr. When John, Lorraine, and two teen troublemakers, Norton Kelly and Dennis Kobin, are bored, they make pranks phone calls.
Paul Zindel This book is a very good book to read during any ones spare time. Pignati went to the mall and bought everything that they wanted. Pignati came home from the hospital and saw the party in his house.
Corinne Kissner The Pigman by Paul Zindel, was very creative, easy to read, and provided the reader with anticipation for upcoming circumstances, throughout the book. I think the book is appropriate and uncomplicated for most anyone around 6th grade and older, to read. The best part was when John and Lorraine first met Mr.
Pignati was so kind and welcoming. Pignati came home to a disastrous home. Then found that the people he trusted had been the reason for it all. Although I highly disliked the ending, I would give this book a thumbs up because it is entertaining, interesting, and I enjoyed it a lot.
The best part of the book was when John and Lorraine realized that Mr.
Pignati was a nice, kind, welcoming old man but still a kid at heart. John and Lorraine looked up to Mr. Pignati as a parent figure because they both came from troubling homes. The worst part was his death. Pignati died, John and Lorraine finally realized what kind of a friend they had lost.
I do not think this book would be a good choice for younger kids. They might try the toilet bombs or prank phone calls and get themselves in trouble. My opinion for the moral is sometimes you do not realize what you have until it is gone.
Codi Bird In the book The Pigman by Paul Zindel it had a very interesting plot to follow since every chapter either John or Lorraine told part of the story and each time it was a different point of view, but the main theme had a good message.
This book would be a good eighth grade book because it wasn't that long and it was somewhat difficult to follow at some points and in others was very simple. The moral of the story is to be careful how you treat people because you don't know how it could affect you and them in the future.
For some reason this books purpose will stay near my heart forever.
Jessy Florence In the book The Pigman by Paul Zindel the plot had a very interesting twist because it was all very different in every scene. In my opinion the best part so far was when it started to get really good, so that would be when John, Lorraine, Norton, and Dennis were at the cemetery drinking.
I would most definitely give it a thumbs up. I would give it a thumbs up because it is a very good book and it may not seem like it teaches you something in life but it really does, someone is going to come into your life and change it dramatically.May 11, · One of Mr.
Pignati's only friends before John and Lorraine is a baboon at a local zoo named Bobo. He would visit the baboon constantly and feed him peanuts, saying that it was his favorite snack. The party which destroyed his house caused The Pigman to become increasingly ill.
For The Pigman, though, show how the interaction between John, Lorraine, and Mr. Pignati When writing a book report, consult the teacher's requirements first. Ms. Chiaputti said. Even though I am very different than Lorraine, I have some things in common with her.
Lorraine is a very caring person. She takes care of her mother and John even though they don't always treat her very nicely. Reader reviewed by KATIE FROM WV. The Pigman is Paul Zindles first young adult book about two high school sophomores, John Conlan and Lorraine Jensen and a lonely old man known as Mr.
Angelo Pignati. The story takes place in New York. In the beginning of the story John and Lorraine meet on the bus go to school. One of Mr. Pignati's only friends before John and Lorraine is a baboon at a local zoo named Bobo. He would visit the baboon constantly and feed him peanuts, saying that it was his favorite snack.
The party which destroyed his house caused The Pigman to become increasingly timberdesignmag.com: Paul Zindel. The next day, John and Lorraine met Mr. Pignati at the zoo. Mr. Pignati introduced them to his best friend Bobo (a chimpanzee) at the monkey house.
Then they went to the flea market to buy some roller skates, tiger’s milk, and chocolate covered ants.