On a wintry night, all the barn animals reminisce about what important roles their great-great-great grandparents had played at the manger when a special child was born.
Pippin the pig--whose ancestors weren't there-doesn't know this most familiar of Christmas stories and keeps asking questions. "What baby?" "What child?" The other animals ignore her; after all, she's only a pig. But Pippin eventually saves the day when a woman with her young child gets lost in a snowstorm and needs help.
Werner Zimmermann's warm illustrations capture the animals emotions perfectly and make this a Christmas story to treasure forever.
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