The Water Gift and the Pig of the Pig by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
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Radiant, elegantly textured illustrations capture the very heart of this unusual story about a divining rod, a beloved pig, and a quiet granddaughter with gifts of her own to uncover. Together, word and image reveal that there is indeed much more to this world than what we see.

About Jacqueline Briggs Martin

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Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the author of Snowflake Bentley, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Medal, and The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish, an ALA Notable Book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, Riverbank Review Finalist, Notable Social Studies Trade book and winner of The Golden Kite Award for Illustration. She grew up on a farm in Maine much like the one in this story. She lives in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Linda Wingerter, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, grew up in a family of artists in rural Maine. She now lives in West Haven, Connecticut.
Published April 24, 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Grandfather says it’s “the whole earth talking.” When Isabel’s pig goes missing, she rallies her own surprising courage, and, with Grandfather, uses the gift to find her precious friend.

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He has met with great success on water-finding missions, often accompanied by his best friend—a porcine pet called the Pig of the Pig That Went Around Cape Horn, a descendant of the pig that sailed with Grandfather in his long-ago seafaring days.

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