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Old Pig

Old Pig

Old Pig and Granddaughter have lived together for a long, long time. They share everything, including the chores, until the day when Old Pig does not get up as usual for breakfast. Calmly she pays her bills and puts her affairs in order. Then she takes Granddaughter on a last, lo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781741757064
Barcode 9781741757064
Published 1 June 2009 by Allen & Unwin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Wild, Margaret
By Brooks, Ron
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ISBN-13 9781741757064
ISBN-10 1741757061
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 1 June 2009
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wild, Margaret
By Brooks, Ron
Category Picture Books / Young Children's books
Award Winning
General Picture Books
Australian
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 240mm
Height: 255mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 398g
Interest Age 4-7 years
Reading Age 4-7 years
Library of Congress Death, Pigs
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914;A823
Catalogue Code 65004

Description of this Book

Old Pig and Granddaughter have lived together for a long, long time. They share everything, including the chores, until the day when Old Pig does not get up as usual for breakfast. Calmly she pays her bills and puts her affairs in order. Then she takes Granddaughter on a last, long walk - looking and listening, smelling and tasting. Old Pig and Granddaughter say goodbye to each other in the best way they know. 'One of the truly great picture books.' Margaret Dunkle, Australian Bookseller and Publisher 'This heartbreaking, gentle, perfectly indirect story about the last days on earth of an elderly pig offers a better introduction to the fact and poetry of mortality than many a more studied attempt.' Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker 'Wild's poignant story about the death of Old Pig is full of warmth and, yes, joy.' Publishers Weekly 'Beautiful in its simplicity, this captures the essence of a life; and children, even little ones, cannot help but feel the love that infuses it.' Ilene Cooper, Booklist 'A poignant but sidelong look at death - about as far from the didactic tomes as one can get.' Kirkus Reviews 'A tender meditation on the death and the appreciation of love and life that deserves to become recognised as a modern classic.' Kevin Mark, Kairos 'This book is about living, not dying.' Linnet Hunter, The Age

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of The New Yorker 1997 (United States) -- Winner of Best Book of the Year 1997 (United States) -- Commended for Best Book of the Year 1996 -- Short-listed for National Council for Social Studies & Children's Book Council 1997 (United States) -- Short-listed for Notable Children's Trade Book 1998
NZ Review Beautiful in its simplicity, this captures the essence of a life; and children, even little ones, cannot help but feel the love that infuses it. --Booklist

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Author's Bio

Margaret Wild is one of Australia's most highly respected and popular children's authors. Margaret has published over thirty picture books, including the acclaimed The Very Best of Friends (1990 CBCA Picture Book of the Year), The Midnight Gang (Honour Book, 1997 CBCA Picture Book), First Day, Rosie and Tortoise, Jenny Angel (2000 CBCA Picture Book of the Year), Fox (2001 CBCA Picture Book of the Year) and Jinx (shortlisted, 2002 CBCA Book of the Year).

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