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The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday: An…

The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday: An Appalachian Folktale

by Donald Davis

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This book is the true story behind the 3 little pigs. It starts a long time ago with a Mama Pig and three little pigs, Tommy, Willie, and Jackie. Tommy was the oldest and he was getting too big to stay with Mama, so she packed his stuff and gave him some advice. She said "if you have to build a house, build it out of rocks and bricks. And please come home" on Sunday. Tommy left and was befriended by a wolf who told him to build his house out of cornstalks. Tommy listened to the wolf and that night the wolf ate Tommy. Tommy didn't make it home on Sunday. Willie was the next to leave and Mama gave him the same advice. Again the wolf befriended the pig but this time told him to build a house of hay. Willie was eaten and did not make it home on Sunday. Jackie was the last to leave home and Mama gave him the same advice. This time Jackie listened to his Mama instead of the wolf and he made it home on Sunday.
I love this twist. I didn't expect the pigs to die but it all makes since. A very simple listen-to-mother story. The illustrations are wonderful. Very bright and colorful. The whole page is filled with color. The illustrations are simple but very rich. ( )
  jscheper | Oct 9, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0874835712, Hardcover)

In this home-grown version of The Three Little Pigs, the villain is, naturally, a fox the Appalachian red fox, who any local hunter will tell you in a worthy and cunning opponent.

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An Appalachian variant of "The Three Little Pigs," in which Mama Pig sends her three sons out into the world with good advice that only one of them heeds.

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