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Chester, the Worldly Pig
  

Chester, the Worldly Pig (Paperback)

By Peet, Bill

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The creator of whimsical fantasies featuring a bevy of lifelike and lovable creatures, Bill Peet consistently combined excellent storytelling with enduring illustrations, becoming one of the most popular picture book creators of our time.

ISBN 9780395272718
Published 11 October 1978 by Houghton Mifflin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780395272718
ISBN-10 0395272718
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Imprint Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
Publication Date 11 October 1978
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Peet, Bill
Category Animal Stories
Farm & Working Animals
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 248mm
Spine: 4mm
Weight 340g
Interest Age 4-8 years
Reading Age 4-8 years
Library of Congress Pigs, Swine
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code E
Catalogue Code 156030

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Description of this Book

Chester longs to be a performer in the circus, but the road to stardom is rocky until someone discovers Chester's true worldliness.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Chester is going to be a laugh-aloud choice.

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Author's Bio

Bill Peet was the author of 34 books published by Houghton Mifflin. One of these, BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was named a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book. All of Bill Peet's books published by Houghton Mifflin Company, including his first book for children published in 1959, HUBERT'S HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURE, remain actively in print today. In both his career as an author and illustrator of children's books and in his work as sketch artist and continuity illustrator at Walt Disney, Bill Peet created a menagerie of memorable characters. As he himself noted, I write about animals because I love to draw them. Most of my animal characters have human personalities, and some are much like the people I know. At Walt Disney, where Bill Peet worked for 27 years, he was a key participant in the production of classic films such as Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and 101 Dalmatians for which he was not only an artist, but the screenwriter as well. Bill Peet's signature style enabled him to create fast-paced stories of fantastical adventure delivered with warmth and laugh-out-loud hilarity. His unfailing humor did not, however, prevent him from addressing such poignant issues as kindness toward others and respect for the environment. Through the exploits of his characters, Peet offered his audience a chance to see themselves and their world through new eyes. At some point, Bill Peet once said, it occurred to me that drawing was something I couldn't possibly give up, and somehow it must be turned into a profession. He went on to not only fulfill his dream but to introduce generations of young readers to his delightful vision of humor, friendship and compassion.

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