• Pages:112
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:suspense, farm, field trip, escaped convict, thriller
  • Pub Date:09/22/2020
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Fry Level:2.0
  • Lexile:HL500L
  • ATOS:3.6
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:T
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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?

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 Magazine
"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
“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.”
"Middle school readers will appreciate this adventure."
"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 the Review of Children's Books
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CCBC Our Choice   | 2007  |  Commended
Beehive Award nominee   | 2009  |  Short-listed