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Children's Fiction Pigs


The Story of an Almost Unlucky Pig

by (author) Hans Limmer

translated by Shelley Tanaka

illustrated by David Crossley

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Oct 2022
Pigs, Friendship, Country Life, Farm & Ranch Life
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2022
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


A timeless story about the connection between a young girl and her pet pig for kids 4 to 8, featuring nostalgic, 1960s photographs that kids will love, and parents will too!

Have you ever dreamed of having a pet pig? 

When Angela finds a lost pig wandering on the road, she adopts her and names her Paulina. Together, the two explore the small Greek island where they live, and become inseparable “Forever Friends.” Until one day, when someone comes looking for Paulina, but not to play with… What can Angela do? Will she and Paulina be able to stay together forever? 

Calling to mind beloved tales about pigs that have won readers over for generations, Paulina is brought to life with stunning vintage photographs and celebrates the inseparable bond between children and their animal companions.

About the authors

Hans Limmer's profile page

SHELLEY TANAKA is an award-winning author, translator and editor. She has written more than twenty books for children and young adults, winning the Orbis Pictus Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award, the Science in Society Book Award and the Information Book Award, and she has twice been nominated for the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis. Other honors include Texas Blue Bonnet runner-up, School Library Journal Best Books, ALA Notables and IRA Young Adults’ Choice. Her translation of Michel Noel’s Good for Nothing won the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and was on the IBBY Honor List (Commended). Shelley teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts, in the MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.


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