All titles and prices are available for school purchase only. Please select an open school group order or school address for delivery. remove

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

Part of the following pack:

This product has not been rated yet.

0 reviews (Add a review)

Delivery information

We are only able to deliver orders to school addresses

  • FREE delivery for schools*
  • Delivery within 10 working days

Book Club orders

  • FREE delivery to schools
  • Books will be despatched after the school's order is confirmed

*We do not charge for delivery, but your order may incur additional customs costs.

Product Description

‘What was Pig City?’ thought Laura.

At first, Pig City is just Laura’s strange idea. But soon it’s something that everyone wants to be part of. Named after Laura’s funny hat, it’s the biggest class club around. Laura only lets the best piggies into Pig City: those who can keep secrets and stick to the rules! But as Pig City grows and the bossy little piglets starts to rule the school, everything starts to go wrong. Now there’s a hotshot new club in class: Monkey Town. It’s going to turn Pig City upside down, and make all those piggies squeal… A brilliant story of school, secrets and rivalry by Louis Sachar, the author of Holes.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780747599241

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Date published

April 1st, 2009

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.6; Middle years; 5.0 points

Other details
  • 224 pages
Condition

New

Packs

Author/Illustrator

Louis Sachar

121590 louis sachar 206728

Louis is best known for the award-winning Holes, which has also been made into a major film.

More about Louis: “I was born in East Meadow, New York on March 20, 1954 and lived there until third grade. My dad worked on the 78th floor of the Empire State Building, and maybe that somehow inspired Wayside School, who knows?

I enjoyed school and was a good student, but it wasn’t until high school that I really became an avid reader. J.D. Salinger and Kurt Vonnegut were the authors who first inspired me. Some of my other favorite authors include E.L. Doctorow, Margaret Atwood, E.B White, Richard Price and Kazuo Ishiguro.

After high school, I attended Antioch College in Ohio. My father died during my first semester, and I returned to California to be near my mother.

I returned to college, this time to the University of California at Berkeley where I majored in Economics. On campus one day, I saw the unlikely sight of an elementary school girl handing out flyers. I took one from her. It said: “Help. We need teachers aides at our school. Earn three units of credit.” I thought it over and decided it was a pretty good deal.

Besides helping out in a classroom, I also became the Noontime Supervisor, or “Louis the Yard Teacher” as I was known to the kids. It became my favorite college class, and a life changing experience.

When I graduated 1n 1976 I decided to try to write a children’s book, which eventually became Sideways Stories From Wayside School. All the kids at Wayside School were based on the kids I knew at Hillside.

It took me about nine months to write the book. I wrote in the evenings. In the daytime I had a job at a sweater warehouse in Connecticut. After about a year, I was fired (my enthusiasm for sweaters was insufficient), and I decided to go to law school. Sideways Stories from Wayside School was accepted by a publisher during my first week at Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.

I finished law school, graduating in 1980, passed the bar exam (which was required to practice law) and then did part-time legal work as I continued to write children’s books. It wasn’t until 1989 that my books began selling well enough that I was finally able to stop practicing law and devote myself fully to writing.

My wife Carla was a counselor at an elementary school when I first met her. She was the inspiration for the counselor in There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom. We were married in 1985. Our daughter, Sherre, was born in 1987. We live in Austin, Texas along with our dog, Watson.”

Reviews

This product has not been reviewed yet.

Add a review

What kids think

  1. Horridhenry thumb 16

    wobblybob
    on 6 March 2014

    pig city for me! Thank you Sachar for releasing so many incredible book!

  2. Clarice thumb 136

    flipflopweirdos
    on 21 December 2009

    I read Pig City when Iwas on holiday, and I got lost in it’s world. No longer was I in a shabby hotel, but in America with a bunch of crazy kids who will do anything to beat one another and come out of the fight as best club! I could so vividly imagine the characters, even though-for some odd reason-I imagined the story set in my infant school! I was really upset about what Monkey Town did too Laura (the main character) near the end. You’ll have to read it to find out what! Louis Sachar is an amazing author and this book does not let his standards down!

    5out of 5