Old Pig by Margaret Wild
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Shortlisted, Picture Book of the Year, Children's Book Council Awards 1996 Shortlisted, Picture Book Division, ACT Canberra's Own Outstanding List (COOL) Awards 1998 Shortlisted, Picture Storybook, Young Australians' Best Book Awards (YABBA) 1997 Commended, Ashton Scholastic Award for Best Designed Children's Book 1996 Old Pig and Granddaughter have lived together for a long, long time. They share everything, including the chores, until the day when Old Pig does not get up as usual for breakfast. Calmly she puts her affairs in order, then she takes Granddaughter on a last long walk - looking and listening, smelling and tasting. Old Pig and Granddaughter say goodbye in the best way they know. A tender story of living and loving, giving and receiving; a glorious celebration of the world.
 

About Margaret Wild

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Margaret Wild was born in South Africa and moved to Australia in 1972. She has been a journalist on newspapers and magazines, and worked as a book editor in children's publishing for sixteen years. She eventually quit to write fulltime. Wild has written more than 40 books for children. Some titles include The House of Narcissus, Jenny Angel, Tom Goes to Kindergarten, Nighty Night!, The Pocket Dogs and The Very Best of Friends. Her books are published around the world and have won numerous awards, including the Young Australian Best Book Award (YABBA) - Picture Book Shortlisted in 2001 for Jenny Angel; the New South Wales State Literary Award - Young Reader Shortlisted in 2000 for Jenny Angel; the CBC Book of the Year - Picture Book Winner in 2000 for Jenny Angel; the Young Australian Best Book Award (YABBA) - Picture Book listed in 2000 for Miss Lily's Fabulous Pink Feather Boa; the Australian Publishers Association - Design Shortlisted in 1999 for Jenny Angel; the Family Award for Children's Books - Picture Book shortlisted in 1999 for Jenny Angel; the Young Australian Best Book Award (YABBA) - Picture Book Shortlisted in 1999 for Miss Lily's Fabulous Pink Feather Boa; and the CBC Book of the Year - Picture Book Shortlisted in 1985 for There's a Sea in My Bedroom.
 
Published September 1, 1995 by Allen & Unwin Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Old Pig and Granddaughter have lived together for a long time, but comes the day when Old Pig senses she will soon die.

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Wild's poignant story about the death of Old Pig is as full of warmth and, yes, joy as her The Very Best of Friends and Our Granny. Granddaughter and Old Pig have lived together for a long, long tim

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A piglet watches as her grandmother readies herself for her death; in a starred review, PW noted the warmth and joy in the sensitive and heartfelt story. Ages 3-8. (Mar.)

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Granddaughter and Old Pig have lived together ""for a long, long time,"" sharing their chores and eating corn and oats, until one day Old Pig knows she must settle her affairs.

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A piglet watches as her grandmother readies herself for her death; in a starred review, PW noted the warmth and joy in the sensitive and heartfelt story. Ages 3-8. (Mar.)

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