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Pippin the Christmas Pig

by Jean Little, illustrated by Werner Zimmermann

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edition:Paperback
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published: Oct 2007
ISBN:9780439935630
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A Christmas classic now available in paperback!

It's a stormy winter night, and all the animals in a barn are reminiscing about what important "jobs" their ancestors had to do at the manger when Jesus was born. Pippin the pig (whose ancestors were NOT there) doesn't know the familiar Christmas story, and keeps asking "What baby?", "What child?" The other animals basically ignore her, because she's only a pig...but in Jean Little's inimitable style, Pippin saves the day when a woman wandering with a young child gets lost in the snowstorm and needs help and shelter.

 

About the Authors

Jean Little

Born in Taiwan, celebrated children's author Jean Little grew up in Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto with an honors degree in English. A member of the Order of Canada, Little has received six honorary degrees and was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and have won numerous awards, including a Canada Council Children's Literature Award (now known as the Governor General's Literary Award, a CLA Book of the Year, the Little, Brown Children's Book Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award.
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Werner Zimmermann

Born in Taiwan, celebrated children's author Jean Little grew up in Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto with an honors degree in English. A member of the Order of Canada, Little has received six honorary degrees and was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and have won numerous awards, including a Canada Council Children's Literature Award (now known as the Governor General's Literary Award, a CLA Book of the Year, the Little, Brown Children's Book Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award.
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Contributor Notes

JEAN LITTLE is one of the world's best-loved writers for children. She is the author of Listen, Said the Donkey as well as the CLA Book of the Year Award winner Dear Canada: Orphan at My Door and CLA Honour Book Dear Canada: Brother's Far from Home.

WERNER ZIMMERMANN's warm illustrations for Pippin the Christmas Pig were a huge part of its charm and stellar success. Werner was nominated for the Governor General's Award for illustration for Whatever You Do, Don't Go Near That Canoe!

Author's Residence: Guelph, Ontario
Illustrator's Residence: Guelph, Ontario
www.jeanlittle.com
www.wernerzimmermann.ca

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Awards
  • Winner, Mr. Christie's Book Award
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets
Editorial Review

Review for Pippin the Christmas Pig:

"Acclaimed children's author Jean Little ... turns the exhaustion of Christmas on its head to produce what should become a minor classic. ... [T]old with a sure-footed sense of storytelling economy. Little's story is perfectly complemented by Werner Zimmermann's sensitive pencil-and-watercolour illustrations...[the animals'] faces are very expressive."
- Quill & Quire

  • Winner: Mr Christie's Book Award, 2004
  • Ontario Library Association, Best Bet, 2003
  • Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2004
  • Shortlist: Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2004
  • Shortlist: Ruther Schwartz Children's Book Award, 2004

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