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The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City

Josie Shilling's family is too big, their cramped city house is too small, and she feels like no one's ever on her side. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, her older brother, Tom, brings home a pink, squirmy bundle wrapped in an old football jersey — a piglet he rescued from a nearby farm. Her name is Hamlet.

The minute Josie holds Hamlet, she feels an instant connection. But there's no room for Hamlet in the crowded Shilling household. And whoever heard of keeping a pig in the city? So it's up to Josie to find her a forever home. The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City is a heartwarming tale of family, belonging, and growing bigger when you've always felt small.

Josie (and Hamlet!) return in the sequel, Dog Days in the City.

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"The members of the large, chaotic Shilling family are full of entertaining quirks and idiosyncrasies, but it’s the growing understanding between the Josie and her sisters that steals the show, particularly her recognition that one of her older sisters, Sarah, feels just as lonely and overlooked as she does. Debut author Kendall’s treatment of the more mature concerns in Josie’s life, including her family’s financial worries, are handled lightly, but with care. With echoes of Charlotte’s Web, Kendall’s sweet story of family, friendship, and growing pains should charm a broad range of readers." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 9 - 12
Author Jodi Kendall
Illustrator Pascal Campion
ISBN 0062484532
Publication Date Oct 3, 2017
Publisher HarperCollins
Language English