Pigboy

  • Pages:112
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:suspense, farm, field trip, escaped convict, thriller
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  • Available:09/22/2020
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:2
  • Lexile:HL500L
  • ATOS:3.6
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:T
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9781459827516
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Dan is not sure he'll survive the boring field trip to a remote heritage farm.

How could a place with no running water, telephone or electricity be anything but dull? The farmer knows nothing about farming and seems angry about having to conduct the tour. And what's with his tattoo? The teacher requests a private word with the farmer and then mysteriously disappears. Dan decides to investigate and uncovers a deadly plan. But will he be able to get help in time to save his teacher and the rest of his class?

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read! The epub edition of this title is fully accessible. Also available in French.

“Grant hits the nail on the head when she brings both mucous and underwear into the story line…Grant writes a compelling story with lots of suspense, but it's the journey to Dan’s personal redemption that is most enjoyable to read…Highly recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Dan's wry sense of humor catches readers' attention and has them rooting for him practically from the first page. Pigboy is a great quick read for boys who may be reluctant readers, but others will enjoy it as well."

– School Library Journal (SLJ)
“This quick read is perfect for reluctant readers, especially boys. In a story of bravery and redemption, Grant moves quickly to first establish Dan’s post on the lowest rung of the social ladder, and then chronicles his eventual rise to the top.”
– KLIATT
"Middle school readers will appreciate this adventure."
– VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Magazine
"It would suit high interest low vocabulary readers with its brevity and reading level, but the high action and excellent writing, not to mention the likable main character, would make it a good choice for any reader."
– Puget Sound Council for Review of Children's Media
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Quick Picks   | 2007  |  Commended
Forest of Reading Silver Birch Fiction Award   | 2007  |  Nominated
Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Our Choice   | 2007  |  Commended
Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU) Beehive Book Award   | 2009  |  Short-listed

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