Study Guide

The Pigman Characters

By Paul Zindel

John Conlan

John is a complicated guy. First of all, he has a real problem with any kind of authority. He is...

Lorraine Jensen

Lorraine Jenson, a high school sophomore, is sensitive, compassionate and very skillful at...

Mr. Pignati

Mr. Pignati is a lonely, widowed, retired electrician who lives alone in a messy house in John...

Lorraine's Mother

Lorraine's mom has a hard life. She works as a home-care nurse for terminally-ill, elderly...

John's Father

John's dad is one stressed-out guy. First of all, he has an incredibly stressful job as a...

John's Mother

John's mother is, he tells us, a "disinfectant fanatic" (3). All she does, it seems, is clean,...

Norton Kelly

Norton is John and Lorraine's classmate, a mean guy who steals electronics and sells them...