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Old Pig
 

Old Pig (EPUB ebook)

By Wild, Margaret
By Brooks, Ron

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...ng 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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ISBN 9781952534874
Published 1 Jun 2009
Publisher 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
Published 1 Jun 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
Australian
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years

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