Three Hungry Pigs and the Wolf Who Came to Dinner (Hardcover)

By Charles Santore

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780375829468, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2005



The life of a truffle-hunting pig is not easy! Unearthing delicious truffles all day without eating any is too hard for Bianca. After her very first bite, she and her piglets are banished to the forest where they meet up with a wolf. Award-winning illustrator Charles Santore–painting in a new style– has penned an original pig’s tale that feels like an old favorite.

About the Author

Charles Santore's work is included in the permanent collections of The Brandywine Museum and The Museum of Modern Art. Among his influences are N.C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle. Santore has won many awards-he was awarded the Hamilton King Award from the New York Society of Illustrators; "William the Curious" garnered a 1998 Storytelling World Honor from "Storytelling" magazine; and among the numerous medals he has received from the Society of Illustrators, his most prized is a Gold Medal from the Original Art Show 2000 for "A Stowaway on Noah's Ark." His work has been included in traveling exhibitions, and both solo and group shows, such as "Myth, Magic, and Mystery: One Hundred Years of American Children's Book Illustration." Santore's artwork for "The Wizard of Oz " is currently included in an "Oz" exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Summer 2006.

Charles Santore makes his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.