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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (1989)

by Jon Scieszka

Other authors: Lane Smith (Illustrator)

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The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.
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Reading Level Pre-K - 3rd
  domo445 | May 5, 2022 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 3-5
Awards: Notable Children's Recordings (2009) ( )
  Koryn | May 5, 2022 |
Independent Reading: Grade Level 3-5
Awards: 2013 E.B. White Read Aloud Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame (Winner)
1993 Book Sense Book of the Year Award -- Children's (Nominee)
  GracieL | May 4, 2022 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 3-5
Awards: Notable Children's Recordings (2009)
  fwitherow | May 4, 2022 |
Reading age ‏ : ‎ 5 - 8 years
Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ AD510L
Grade level ‏ : ‎ Kindergarten - 3

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#4 in Children's Fox & Wolf Books (Books)
#11 in Children's Pig Books (Books)
#77 in Children's Folk Tales & Myths (Books)
  BLESD | May 3, 2022 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Scieszka, Jonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, LaneIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Giamatti, PaulNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Negroni, MaríaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pineda, AngelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ruben TrujilloNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Everybody knows the story of the Three Little Pigs. Or at least they think they do. But I'll let you in on a little secret. Nobody knows the real story, because nobody has ever heard my side of the story.
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To Jeri and Molly
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Everyone knows the story of the Three Little Pigs.
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Hey, it's not my fault wolves eat cute little animals like bunnies and sheep and pigs...If cheeseburgers were cute, folks would probably think you were Big and Bad, too.
The real story is about a sneeze and a cup of sugar.
I don't know how this whole Big Bad Wolf thing got started, but it's all wrong
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The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.

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This story has a great lead, so good for teaching how to make a lead.

We all have heard about the three little pigs and their run-in with the big bad wolf, but what if their story wasn't true? This book allows A. Wolf to get his two sense in and explain why a sneeze and a cup of sugar was the reasoning for everything.

In class: make a lead, fairytales, adoptions in other stories and cultures, develop own twist to a classic fairytale
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