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The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A Novel of Snow and Courageby Chris Kurtz
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In this fresh and funny middle-grade novel, Flora the pig ditches the sedentary life on the farm for an adventure in Antarctica, where she escapes the knife and lives her dream of pulling a sled with a team of dogs.
Flora the pig was born for adventure: “If its unexplored and needs to get dug up, call me. I'm your pig,” she says. The day Flora spots a team of sled dogs is the day she sets her heart on becoming a sled pig. Before she knows it, shes on board a ship to Antarctica for the most exhilarating — and dangerous — adventure of her life. This poignant novel of a purposeful pig is sure to become a favorite with any young readers who have ever dreamed of exploring the great beyond.
"It will greatly satisfy fans of Dick King-Smith and E.B. White looking for something similar....Engaging fantasy adventure for preteen pig pals." Kirkus
"An upbeat and lively story." Publishers Weekly
In this sweet and funny middle-grade animal adventure, illustrated with charming black-and-white drawings, Flora the pig escapes the pen and encounters a team of glorious and noble sled dogs. She forms a dream: She wants to become a sled pig! The next chance she gets, Flora allows herself to be loaded onto a ship headed for the South Pole. On the high seas, she's forced to fight nasty food-stealing rats. When the ship crashes, she barely saves herself. Will it even matter? Shipwrecked in the Antarctic, she's the perfect emergency meal. But as the captain says, you never know where brains and talent will come from. They just may come from Flora, who has the courage to dream big.
About the Author
Chris Kurtz is a talented teacher, storyteller, and writer. In addition to The Adentures of a South Pole Pig, he wrote the middle-grade novel The Pup Who Cried Wolf and has co-written picture books with his sister Jane Kurtz. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family.
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