The Great Pig Escape by Eileen Christelow

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Bert and Ethel have a long truck drive to market, and when they arrive, the pigs they intended to sell have mysteriously disappeared.
 

About Eileen Christelow

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Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little Monkeys series, Author, and most recently, Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information visit www.christelow.com.
 
Published August 15, 1994 by Clarion Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Bert's pigs overhear him announcing to his wife Ethel that they are big enough for Market Day, they oink out a plan--on the way to be sold they escape from the truck, elude the search by blending in with the locals, and, in borrowed clothing, slip aboard a Florida-bound bus.

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In this strategic endorsement of vegetarianism, six pigs foil the folks who would turn them into bacon. Farmers Bert and Ethel, who usually cultivate their gardens, raise half a dozen piglets to sell

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As Bert and Ethel shrug and scratch their heads over their lost pigs, other townspeople go about their business—some of them wearing floppy hats and carrying newspapers to shield their faces.

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In this strategic endorsement of vegetarianism, six pigs foil the folks who would turn them into bacon.

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