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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Written by Jon Scieszka & illustrated by Lane Smith
Published by Puffin Books
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Mar 1, 1996
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You thought you knew the story of the “The Three Little Pigs”… You thought wrong.

In this hysterical and clever fracture fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young readers will finally hear the other side of the story of “The Three Little Pigs.”

“In this humorous story, Alexander T. Wolf tells his own outlandish version of what really happens during his encounter with the three pigs…. Smith’s simplistic and wacky illustrations add to the effectiveness of this fractured fairy tale.” —Children’s Literature

“Older kids (and adults) will find very funny.” —School Library Journal

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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5.5 / 7.0

The wolf in this story is pretty convincing of his side of things :) It is always fun when these traditional tales are retold. The wolf introduces himself with a real name and as we get to know him in the first couple of pages he seems like he has a pretty good character. He doesn’t seem big and bad at all. By the end of the story we see that he has ended up with a punishment that he might not see fair, which is why he has written this tale. You can be the judge, was he innocent?

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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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Who Wrote The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

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Jon Scieszka

Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many boks for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith). In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called “Guys Read” that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country’s first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children’s literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www. jsworldwide.com.

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Who Illustrated The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

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Lane Smith

Lane Smith is the award-winning author of Grandpa Green, It’s a Book, There Is a Tribe of Kids, and his most recent, A Perfect Day, among others. In 2012, the Eric Carle Museum named him a Carle Artist for “lifelong innovation in the …

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780140544510
Publication Date:
March 1, 1996
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
8908953
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
34609903
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0140544518
Lexile® Level:
AD510L
Scholastic Level:
Q
ATOS® Book Level:
3.0
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
9506
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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