The Unlikely Story of A Pig in the City

The Unlikely Story of A Pig in the City

eBook - 2017
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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 is 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.
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062484550
Characteristics: 1 online resource (326 pages) : illustrations


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Jan 14, 2019

I loved this book! What's not to love about a piglet rescued in a football helmet, the family that takes it into their cozy family home and the stories that unfold as the search is on for a more suitable arrangement for Hamlet (the piglet). The references to Charlotte's Web made the story so much more endearing. You will not want to put this one down.

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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