The Old Woman and Her Pig by Margaret Read MacDonald
An Appalachian Folktale

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"Goin' to town,
gonna buy a little pig.
Jig jog jig jog

But when the old woman tries to take that little pig home to her little boy, the pig won't cross the bridge—this little piggy is afraid of the water! The old woman pushes and pulls, cries and cajoles, with no luck. Until she sees a dog, a rat, and a cat—can the old woman convince them to help her get the piggy back home?

Acclaimed storyteller Margaret Read MacDonald and illustrator John Kanzler bring new life to this classic tale.


About Margaret Read MacDonald

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Margaret Read MacDonald loves folktales and travels the world telling wonderful stories and teaching others how to share them. How Many Donkeys? An Arabic Counting Tale won the Best Foreign Children's Book Award at the 2010 Sharjah International Book Fair. She lives in Seattle, Washington. John Kanzler has been creating illustrations for the children's market for fifteen years. Recent releases include Whose Feet? and Safari Sounds. John and his wife, Diane, a children's book designer, live on an historic old farm in Greenfield, Massachusetts with severl sheep, llamas and cats.
Published January 1, 2007 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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