Pirican Pic and Pirican Mor

By Lupton, Hugh

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ISBN
978-1-84148-070-1
Publisher
Barefoot


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2003

PreS-Gr 2 Based on an unidentified Scottish cumulative folktale, this title revolves around Pirican Mor's desire to find "a stick both hard and straight/To whack and thwack poor Pirican Pic," who has eaten all of the boy's walnuts. As such, the tale is reminiscent of the English variant, "The Old Woman and Her Pig." If t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2003

Joseph Jacobs's version of a Celtic folktale, "Munachar and Manachar," serves as the springboard for this picture book. The raspberries collected by Munachar and Manachar here become walnuts, and Pirican Mor is looking not for a rod to hang his friend (who has selfishly gobbled all the walnuts Pirican Mor has gathered) but merely a "stick both hard and straight to whack and thwack poor Pirican Pi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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