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Old Pig

Old Pig (EPUB ebook)

By Wild, Margaret
By Brooks, Ron

A beautiful and tender picture book about how to say goodbye. A treasured classic from two highly acclaimed picture book makers.

ISBN 9781952534874
Published 1 June 2009 by Allen & Unwin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781952534874
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 1 June 2009
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Wild, Margaret
By Brooks, Ron
Category Picture Books / Young Children's books
Fiction (Child / Teen)
General Picture Books
Animal Stories
Ebook Challenge Level: EC-2
Challenge Level Reception to Year 2
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 4-6 years
Reading Age 4-6 years
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 706430

Description of this Electronic 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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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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