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The Three Pigs

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Awards

Winner of the 2002 Caldecott Medal

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This picture book begins placidly (and familiarly) enough, with three pigs collecting materials and going off to build houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But the wolfs huffing and puffing blows the first pig right out of the story...and into the realm of pure imagination. The transition signals the start of a freewheeling adventure with characteristic David Wiesner effects — cinematic flow, astonishing shifts of perspective, and sly humor, as well as episodes of flight.

Satisfying both as a story and as an exploration of the nature of story, The Three Pigs takes visual narrative to a new level. Dialogue balloons, text excerpts, and a wide variety of illustration styles guide the reader through a dazzling fantasy universe to the surprising and happy ending. Fans of Tuesday's frogs and Sector 7's clouds will be captivated by old friends — the Three Pigs of nursery fame and their companions — in a new guise.

Review:

"Wiesner's brilliant use of white space and perspective...evokes a feeling that the characters can navigate endless possibilities." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A clever tale that will keep kids poring over every detail." Children's Literature

Review:

"Witty dialogue and physical comedy abound in this inspired retelling of a familiar favorite." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Caldecott medalist David Wiesner offers a playful deconstruction of a favorite nursery tale. In "The Three Pigs", dialogue balloons, text excerpts, and a wide variety of illustration styles guide the reader through a dazzling fantasy universe to the surprising and happy ending. Full color.

About the Author

David Wiesner's interest in visual storytelling dates back to high school days when he made silent movies and drew wordless comic books. Born and raised in Bridgewater, New Jersey, he graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. While a student, he created a painting nine feet long, which he now recognizes as the genesis of Free Fall, his first book of his own authorship, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor Medal in 1989. Tuesday was the 1992 Caldecott Medal Winner, and in 2002 David won his second Caldecott Medal for The Three Pigs. Mr. Wiesner and his wife, Kim Kahang, and their two children live in Philadelphia, where he devotes full time to illustration and she pursues her career as a surgeon.

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Adelaide, April 30, 2007 (view all comments by Adelaide)
Jump in to this work where Wiesner, a three-time Caldecott Award winner, has reshaped this familiar story into a delightful alternate universe. Love the way he reshapes this tale and challenges the relationship between characters and their books. Illustrations pull readers to the page in this loveable, quirky gem. Pigs rule!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618007011
Author:
Wiesner, David
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Animals - Pigs
Subject:
Pigs
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Humorous Retelling
Subject:
Characters in literature
Subject:
Characters and characteristics in literature
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Pigs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
no. PR03
Publication Date:
April 2001
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9 x 11.25 in 1.24 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Clarion Books - English 9780618007011 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Wiesner's brilliant use of white space and perspective...evokes a feeling that the characters can navigate endless possibilities." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "A clever tale that will keep kids poring over every detail."
"Review" by , "Witty dialogue and physical comedy abound in this inspired retelling of a familiar favorite."
"Synopsis" by , Caldecott medalist David Wiesner offers a playful deconstruction of a favorite nursery tale. In "The Three Pigs", dialogue balloons, text excerpts, and a wide variety of illustration styles guide the reader through a dazzling fantasy universe to the surprising and happy ending. Full color.
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