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Paul Zindel

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Father of Lizabeth Zindel

Paul Zindel was discovered in the mid-1960's by Charlotte Zolotow, who had seen a television production of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds and decided that Zindel must try his hand at young adult fiction. Mr. Zindel went on to become a pioneer in the genre as we know it today. His books for Harper Collins include The Doom Stone and Loch, both Recommended books for the Reluctant YA Reader (ALA), and the tragicomic memoir The Pigman & Me, which School Library Journal said in a starred review "allows readers a glimpse of Zindel's youth, gives them insight into some of his fictional characters, and provides many examples of universal experiences that will make them laugh and cry." The Pigman & Me was both a 1993 ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a 1993 ALA Notable Children's Book.

Genres: Children's Fiction
Wacky Facts Lunch Bunch
   1. Attack of the Killer Fishfingers (1993)
     aka Attack of the Killer Fishsticks
   2. Fright Party! (1993)
   Fifth Grade Safari (1993)
   3. City Safari (1994)
   4. The 100% Laugh Riot (1994)
Zone Unknown
   1. Loch (1994)
   2. The Doom Stone (1995)
   3. Raptor (1998)
   4. Rats (1999)
   5. Reef of Death (1998)
   6. Night of the Bat (2001)
P.C. Hawke
   1. The Scream Museum (2001)
   2. The Surfing Corpse (2001)
   3. The E-Mail Murders (2001)
   4. The Lethal Gorilla (2001)
   5. The Square Root of Murder (2002)
   6. Death on the Amazon (2002)
   7. The Gourmet Zombie (2002)
   8. The Phantom of 86th Street (2002)
   9. The Houdini Whodunit (2002)
   10. Death by CD (2004)
   11. The Petrified Parrot (2004)
   12. Camp Megadeath (2003)
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