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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

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Publisher Comments:

You thought you knew the story of the “The Three Little Pigs”… You thought wrong.

 

In this hysterical and clever fracture fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young readers will finally hear the other side of the story of “The Three Little Pigs.”

 

“In this humorous story, Alexander T. Wolf tells his own outlandish version of what really happens during his encounter with the three pigs…. Smith's simplistic and wacky illustrations add to the effectiveness of this fractured fairy tale.”

Childrens Literature

 

“Older kids (and adults) will find very funny.”

School Library Journal

Synopsis:

A contemporary classic celebrates its 25th birthday.

Twenty-five years in the Big House and A. Wolf is still sticking to his story: he was framed! As for that huffing and puffing stuff? A big lie. A. Wolf was just trying to borrow a cup of sugar to make his poor old granny a birthday cake.

Who should you believe, the pigs or the wolf? You read. You decide.

A quarter-century after publication, with over two million copies sold, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs remains as funny as irreverent as the inventive minds of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Viking is celebrating this landmark anniversary with a handsome gift edition, featuring a stunning new jacket with lots of silver. And there's a surprise inside as well!

Synopsis:

A spoof on the three little pigs story, this time told from the wolf's point of view. Lane Smith also illustrated Hallowe'en ABC which was one of The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year.

About the Author

Jon Scieszka is the author of many acclaimed books for young readers, and also served as the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Jon grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second of six brothers. Before publishing his first book, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, he taught elementary school. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Lane Smith's many honors include two Caldecott Honor Books and a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Lane grew up in Oklahoma and California and attended Art Center in Pasadena. He and Jon Scieszka have collaborated on a number of picture books, the first of which was The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. He lives in Roxbury, Connecticut. 

 

 

 

 

 

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kids story teller, January 28, 2013 (view all comments by kids story teller)
This is a hilarious rendition of The Three Pigs. In fact you can see kids thinking about how this story "got so turned around". Helps them wrap their heads around there's 2 sides or more to every story and about lying and deception.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670827596
Scieszka, Jon:
Smith, Lane
Author:
As Told to
Illustrator:
Smith, Lane
Author:
Smith, Lane
Author:
Wolf, A.
Author:
Scieszka, Jon
Publisher:
Viking Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Animals - Pigs
Subject:
Pigs
Subject:
Wolves
Subject:
Humor - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Humor / Jokes
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Humorous Retelling
Subject:
Pigs -- Fiction.
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Wolves -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Farm Animals
Subject:
point of view; fairy tales; perspective; three little pigs; wolf; humor; fractured fairy tales; parody; folktale; animals
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
nr. 73
Publication Date:
19891031
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.75 x 9 in 1 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by ,
A contemporary classic celebrates its 25th birthday.

Twenty-five years in the Big House and A. Wolf is still sticking to his story: he was framed! As for that huffing and puffing stuff? A big lie. A. Wolf was just trying to borrow a cup of sugar to make his poor old granny a birthday cake.

Who should you believe, the pigs or the wolf? You read. You decide.

A quarter-century after publication, with over two million copies sold, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs remains as funny as irreverent as the inventive minds of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Viking is celebrating this landmark anniversary with a handsome gift edition, featuring a stunning new jacket with lots of silver. And there's a surprise inside as well!

"Synopsis" by ,

A spoof on the three little pigs story, this time told from the wolf's point of view. Lane Smith also illustrated Hallowe'en ABC which was one of The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year.

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