The Pig Scramble by Jessica Kinney

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Clarence has always felt very small compared to his two big brothers. He just can't seem to find his place on the family farm. But advice from his inventive uncle helps him win the county fair's pig scramble and gain some confidence in the process. Told in a true storytelling fashion and accompanied by illustrations of a pig every kid will want to take home, The Pig Scramble is perfect for read-aloud story times or for newly independent readers.
 

About Jessica Kinney

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Jessica Kinney is a Maine native and mother of five children who lives and writes on the coast of Maine. A Bowdoin College graduate and former middle- and high-school English teacher, Jessica says The Pig Scramble was inspired by a true story about her husband, who grew up as the youngest child on a Maine dairy farm and really did win a pig at a local fair.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by Islandport Press. 36 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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When it’s time for the county fair, Clarence decides to enter the pig scramble, an event his brothers never won when they were his age, and with grit, perseverance and some advice from Uncle Leon, Clarence just might find his moment to shine.

Sep 15 2011 | Read Full Review of The Pig Scramble

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“The pig scramble meant ten children running around a pen chasing a little pig, trying to catch the slippery, squirmy squealer with nothing but their bare hands.” The prize: the pig (and hopefully a bit of respect from his elders).

Sep 12 2011 | Read Full Review of The Pig Scramble

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