The Unlikely Story of A Pig in the City

The Unlikely Story of A Pig in the City

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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This delightful middle grade novel is a modern-day homage to Charlotte's Web, perfect for fans of Katherine Applegate and Cammie McGovern.

"We fell in love with The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City! No matter how big she gets, there's always room for Hamlet in our hearts." --Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, New York Times bestselling co-authors of Esther the Wonder Pig

A little pig in a big city leads to lots of trouble!

Josie Shilling's family is too big, their cramped city house is too small, and she feels like no one's ever on her side. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, her older brother, Tom, brings home a pink, squirmy bundle wrapped in an old football jersey--a piglet he rescued from a nearby farm. Her name is Hamlet.

The minute Josie holds Hamlet, she feels an instant connection. But there's no room for Hamlet in the crowded Shilling household. And whoever heard of keeping a pig in the city? So it's up to Josie to find her a forever home.

The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City is a heartwarming tale of family, belonging, and growing bigger when you've always felt small.

Publisher: New York : Harper, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062484536
Branch Call Number: J FIC Kenda
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 22 cm


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Mar 11, 2018

A touching and thoughtful story about a love for a pig, Hamlet, and how she brought a family closer together.
Told by the eleven-year-old daughter of how her life was enriched and pulled between a surprise on that fateful Thanksgiving Day, and a promise for New Years Day.
A semi -autobiographical story by the author, as she states that "the initial inspiration for this book was Ellie, an actual piglet that was the runt of a litter and the story of how my brother, Rich, saved her life and brought her home from college."
The author's "one of my all-time favourite books," is Charlotte's Web by E.B. White and "still gives me goose bumps that our two pig books share a publishing home."

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