Pippin The Christmas Pig by Jean Little

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Pippin the pig shows the boasting barn animals that giving of yourself is the best Christmas gift of all.

Tomorrow is Christmas, and all the animals are boasting to little Pippin the pig about the important gifts their VERY-great-grandparents gave to the special baby that was born in a stable long ago. When Pippin wants to know what the pigs gave, the animals scoff - what could a pig have given a holy child? Dejected, Pippin heads out alone into a raging snow storm. There he meets a lost mother and baby, and leads them to the warmth of the barn. And in caring for this family in need, the animals see that giving of yourself is the best Christmas gift of all.

About Jean Little

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Jean Little was born in Taiwan in 1932. She was born with a severe eye problem and is severely visually impaired. Little grew up in Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto. A special "talking" computer assists her with her writing. She has a retired seeing-eye dog named Ritz and a new one named Pippa, with whom she travels. Little has written more than 25 children's books, and won a number of awards, including a Canadian Library Association (CLA) Book of the Year Medal and a Canada Council Children's Literature Award. Little has been writing children's books for almost forty years. Listen for the Singing was the Canada Council Children's Literature Award winner in 1977. Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird was the CLA Book of the Year in 1985. Little's first book, Mine for Keeps, won the Little Brown Children's Book Award in 1962 and was republished by Viking Penguin in 1995.
Published October 1, 2004 by Scholastic Press. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pippin brings them back to the barn, the baby falls asleep in the manger, and the animals all provide the same sort of comforting gifts once given by their ancestors, finally acknowledging Pippin and her important contribution.

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Pippin's question gets the goat of Noddy the grumpy donkey, whose ancestors carried Mary to Bethlehem.

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