Hamlet and the Tales of Sniggery Woods (Hardcover)

By Maggie Kneen, Maggie Kneen (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805077018, 80pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2009

List Price: 16.95*
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Young Hamlet loves to cook, but so far he’s only dabbled with dishes like Invisible Worm Tart with dandelion cream. As luck would have it, Hamlet inherits a café from his uncle Alf. Heralding the advice of King Heron—To Bake the Best Biscuit, A Young Pig Should Risk It—Hamlet takes the plunge and becomes the new owner of Hamlet’s Pantry. Together, his friends help him prepare the menu and get ready for opening day. Set in the enchanting world of Sniggery Woods, these three winning tales bring to life the adventures of an imaginative pig destined to follow his dream.

About the Author

MAGGIE KNEEN has illustrated many books for young readers, including "Mouse Tail Moon "and "Toad by the Road." She lives in Cheshire, England.

Praise For Hamlet and the Tales of Sniggery Woods

“It’s so cozy and cheerful, readers will crave more than just this taste of Hamlet’s adventures anyway.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Steeped in the literary tradition that features an idyllic English landscape peopled by dressed animals, the…interesting stories and gentle illustrations combine to create an atmosphere of cozy charm.”—Booklist