The Adventures of a South Pole Pig

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The Adventures of a South Pole Pig

By Chris Kurtz; Jennifer Black Reinhardt (Illustrator)

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780547634555, 278pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2013


Flora the pig was born for adventure: If it's unexplored and needs to get dug up, call me. I m your pig, she says. The day Flora spots a team of sled dogs is the day she sets her heart on becoming a sled pig. Before she knows it, she's on board a ship to Antarctica for the most exhilarating and dangerous adventure of her life. This poignant novel of a purposeful pig is sure to become a favorite with any young readers who have ever dreamed of exploring the great beyond.

About the Author
Chris Kurtz is a talented teacher, storyteller, and writer. In addition to The Adentures of a South Pole Pig, he wrote the middle-grade novelThe Pup Who Cried Wolf and has co-written picture books with his sister Jane Kurtz. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family.

When her elementary school classmates said that they wanted to be firemen, doctors, and vets, Jennifer Black Reinhardt declared that she wanted to draw the pictures on greeting cards. Today, her diverse body of work includes not only greeting cards but novel jackets, calendars, and picture books.Jennifer lives in Iowa with her husband, two teenagery teenagers, and a big white poodle.

Praise For The Adventures of a South Pole Pig

"It will greatly satisfy fans of Dick King-Smith and E.B. White looking for something similar . . . Engaging fantasy adventure for preteen pig pals."—Kirkus