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Beryl: A Pig's Tale

Beryl: A Pig's Tale

Spring 2010 Fiction
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs.
Author: Jane Simmons
Illustrator: Jane Simmons
ISBN: 9780316044103
Hardcover Price: $14.99

A pig named Beryl lives in a sty on a huge factory farm. Shoved onto a crowded truck and being hauled off to market, Beryl tries to convince the other pigs that this is their chance to escape, but they won't listen. When the truck has an accident and a passel of pigs is thrown from the truck, only Beryl runs into the woods. Amber, a small wild pig who witnessed the mishap, befriends the runaway and offers Beryl sanctuary with her family. And that's where the story begins.

With expressive smudged charcoal illustrations, Beryl's adventures with Amber are depicted as exciting and dangerous. Ultimately rewarding for all concerned, readers are sure to be engaged by this captivating tale of a thoroughly charming pig.

Kemie Nix   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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