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Paul Zindel

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FC: Paul Zindel | By Sean Mellor

2: Paul grew up in Staten Island New York | His father left the family when Paul was young

3: Paul's family was poor when he was young | The Zindels moved often from apartment to apartment

4: When Paul was young, his mom couldn't find a stable job and she threatened suicide. | Paul wanted to run away from home or get abducted by aliens.

5: Paul wrote his first play in high school. | He was known for his creativity in high school, and people took advantage of his abilities.

6: Paul attended Wagner College in Staten Island. | He majored in chemistry in college.

7: In college, Zindel met a playwright named Edward Albee | During his last year in college, he wrote an original play with the help of Albee

8: Paul worked at Allied Chemical as a technical writer and he hated it so much, that he only worked there for 6 months. | After leaving Allied Chemical, he became a high school Chemistry teacher.

9: Zindel taught for 10 years. | He was still writing plays as a teacher.

10: After seeing one of Paul's plays, Charlotte Zolotow, an editor for Harper & Row, asked him to write a novel | Zindel accepted this request and wrote The Pigman.

11: Paul quit teaching in 1969 and became a full-time author. | He decide to write young adult novels.

12: Zindel also decided to write thrilling horror stories. | Even his horror stories were written from a teens point of view.

13: In 1973, Zindel married Bonnie Hildebrand and they had 2 children.

14: Zindel's most famous play is The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. | It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1971.

15: A list of books by Paul Zindel | The Pigman Rats Raptor Loch Reef of Death The Doom Stone The Gadget Night of the Bat

16: The book that I read was Reef of Death | At first, a 17 year old boy named PC goes to Australia with his uncle to find a hidden treasure in the Barrier Reef.

17: There is an evil fish under the sea that eats people who are scuba diving and looking for the treasure!

18: It turns out that a crazy scientist on a mysterious freighter is also looking for it and making the hideous creatures that are lurking in the reef!!

19: Will they get the treasure or get killed?

20: "This presentation contains copyrighted material used under the educational fair use exemption to U.S. Copyright law." (Simpson, 70)

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