Half a Pig

By Ahlberg, Allan

Publishers Summary:
Esmeralda the pig is jointly owned by kindly Mrs. Harbottle and her nasty ex-husband Mr. Harbottle who wants to turn Esmeralda into sausages.

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ISBN
978-0-76362-373-9
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2004

Gr 1-4 A humorous, action-filled tale about a pig divided. Kind Mrs. Harbottle loves Esmeralda but she only owns half of the porker. Her evil husband would like to turn his half into sausages. Now that they are divorced, he sends some thugs to claim the pig. Luckily, the children who live next door g...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2004

Ahlberg père et fille appropriately join forces for a book that positively squeals for some parent and child sharing. Author Allan Ahlberg starts things off with the kind of direct address ("Are you ready? Really? Sitting comfortably and all that? Are you sure?") that's annoying from less dexterous practitioners but that here lets us know mischief is afoot. He lists the words to be used in the story, thoughtfully categorized, such...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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