Pigboy/Hold The Pickles

A High-Low Comic Adventure for Middle-Schoolers

ALA Quick Pick 2008

Silver Birch Honour Book

“Grant hits the nail on the head…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.

“Grant has done a fantastic job of developing the voice of an adolescent who is the class bully’s whipping boy. 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.” KLIATT

“Author Vicki Grant does a great job capturing the reader’s interest and holding it with plenty of both humor and suspense.” Massachusetts Regional Library

…an exciting, funny adventure, with the tension building to a very satisfying finish. This award-winning author has a great sense of humor, and will have you laughing at Dan, and with him, as he outsmarts the bumbling robber and rescues his classmates in a short, quick read that will appeal to reluctant readers.”TeensReadToo

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Buy the book – USA.

ALA Quick Pick, OLA Best bet

Sequel to Pigboy

Ontario Library Association Best Bet for 2012

“Filled with gross-out details of snot and slime, as well as simple wordplay, this short novel in the Orca Currents series for reluctant readers combines everyday scenarios with a clever mystery that ends with a surprising revelation.” Book List

 


16 thoughts on “Pigboy/Hold The Pickles

    • Thank you, Brittany! I’m glad you liked PIGBOY because I’m writing a sequel. Dan Hogg will be back next spring and in trouble again!

  1. Dear Ms. Grant
    I just want to ask, want kind of problem the main character faced in the story.
    I don’t know the right term for the incident.

    I really like the flow of the story. Dan Hogg saves the day!

  2. Dear Ms. Grant
    I just want to ask, WHAT kind of problem the main character faced in the story.
    I don’t know the right term for the incident.

    I really like the flow of the story. Dan Hogg saves the day!

  3. Omg, the book seems so intense when the substitute and the bus driver are tied up. I wonder what will happen next…. im excited to know what happens. I know dan saves the day, but i wonder how he saves the day. :) And the book is great. :D

  4. my teacher read this book in school and i loved it. He kept stoping at all the good parts. Can’t wait for the 2nd book of PIGBOY. I have always wanted to be a writer but I never knew what to write about, but now I am always write you have really inspired me. THANK YOU

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