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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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
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
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)
||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
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.