“The author of Babe, the Gallant Pig offers another winner with this tale of a bright pig and her canny young keeper ‘training’ a spoiled princess. . . . Move over, Wilbur.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Lollipop is no ordinary pig. According to her young trainer, Johnny Skinner, she’s the smartest pig in the entire kingdom. When people stare into Lollipop’s bright, intelligent eyes, it somehow changes them for the better. But can Lollipop win over the spoiled Princess Penelope – and her not-so-pig-friendly parents, the King and Queen? With humorous black-and-white illustrations by Jill Barton, Dick King-Smith’s tale about a special pig – and some memorable humans, too – will delight his legions of loyal fans!
JILL BARTON has always loved drawing and children’s books, but didn’t pursue this passion as a career for many years. At the age of 44, having married and brought up three children, Jill enrolled on a degree course in illustration. She has since illustrated many bestselling books for children and received numerous awards for her work: she was shortlisted for the Macmillan Children’s Prize for Students; commended for the Kate Greenaway award; and won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for In the Rain with Baby Duck (Candlewick Press). Jill now has five grandchildren and lives and works inDevon, England.
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