A study guide for "The Pigman," by Paul Zindel, has never been produced by CliffsNotes, so a study guide is not available to purchase online or in stores. However, TheBestNotes.com and Shmoop.com do offer free online study guides, each with a summary of the book and individual chapter synopsis.
To view the study guide for "The Pigman" on TheBestNotes.com, enter the title in the search bar. The website offers free summarizations of the story's setting, descriptions of characters, conflicts within the book, and a synopsis for all 15 chapters. Other elements that are highlighted include the general theme and mood of the plot, in addition to the author's biography. The study guide presents study questions as well as essay topics, and readers are given book examples of literary devices, such as foreshadowing and irony.
To find the free study guide on Shmoop.com, click the Literature link underneath the Study Guides category. Titles are alphabetically categorized within the letter groups. Select the corresponding group, and click on the title. The study guide offers an introduction to the story and an overall summary and explanation of each chapter as well as prominent themes and memorable or important quotes. It also discloses character relationships and behaviors and presents an overall analysis followed by questions and quizzes about the story.