Synopses & Reviews
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!
"It's the type of book that older kids (and adults) will find very funny." - School Library Journal
One of the most popular books of the decade is back with a brand new Introduction, as Alexander T. Wolf adds another chapter to his story--a perspective looking back on his ten long years in the pen! Full color.
The book that launched the careers of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith?now a bilingual flip-over book!
You may think you know the story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, but now here?s the story as you?ve never heard it before. In the highly acclaimed, bestselling collaboration between Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, Alexander T. Wolf tells his side of the story. Was it premeditated swineacide or simply an accident? For the first time, the full English and Spanish editions of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! are combined in a bilingual flipover book.
For the first time, the book that launched the careers of Scieszka and Smith is now available in a bilingual flip-over book--a rendering of the famous story as it has never been heard before. Full color.
About the Author
Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith). In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called Guys Read” that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the countrys first National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Childrens Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for childrens literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www.jsworldwide.com.