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Old Pig

Old Pig

Old Pig and Granddaughter have lived together for a long, long time. One day 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, and they say goodbye to each other in the best ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781863736794
Barcode 9781863736794
Published 1 April 1998 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Wild, Margaret
By Brooks, Ron
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ISBN-13 9781863736794
ISBN-10 1863736794
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 1 April 1998
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wild, Margaret
By Brooks, Ron
Series Paperark
Category Award Winning
General Picture Books
Animal Stories
Australian
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 240mm
Height: 255mm
Spine: 3mm
Weight 180g
Interest Age 4-6 years
Reading Age 4-9 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code A823.3
Catalogue Code 10327

Description of this Book

Shortlisted, Picture Book of the Year, Children's Book Council Awards 1996Shortlisted, Picture Book Division, ACT Canberra's Own Outstanding List (COOL) Awards 1998Shortlisted, Picture Storybook, Young Australians' Best Book Awards (YABBA) 1997Commended, Ashton Scholastic Award for Best Designed Children's Book 1996Old 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 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 in the best way they know.A tender story of living and loving, giving and receiving; a glorious celebration of the world.classic.'Kevin Mark, Kairos'This book is about living, not dying.'Linnet Hunter, The Age.typeset over Xmas-11/1, [REVISED 10/2] proofread 10/2-24/2, author 26/2-8/3, 2nds 10/3-18/3, index/crc 22/3-5/4, printer 23/4/99 for Sept 99 publication.DOB: 30.3.53

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of The Children's Book Council of Australia 1996 -- Winner of Book of the Year Award 1996 -- Winner of The Children's Book Council of Australia 1997 (United States) -- Winner of Picture Book of the Year Award 1997 (United States) -- Short-listed for The New Yorker 1997 (United States)
NZ Review One of the truly great picture books.Margaret Dunkle, Australian Bookseller and PublisherWild's poignant story about the death of Old Pig is full of warmth and, yes, joy.Publishers WeeklyBeautiful in its simplicity, this captures the essence of a life; children cannot help but feel the love that infuses it.Ilene Cooper, Booklistdeserves to become recognised as a modern classic.Kevin Mark, Kairos

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Author's Bio

Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks are acclaimed for their thoughtful, award-winning children's books which have been published with great success in many countries.

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