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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0140544518
ISBN-13: 9780140544510
Sku: 30018059
Publish Date: 3/1/1996
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 10.5H x 8.5L x 0.25T
Pages:  32
Age Range:  9 to 12
 
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 heard MY side of the story. (from the first line)
The folktale of the Three Little Pigs is presented from the humorous perspective of a beleaguered wolf, whose innocent requests to borrow cups of sugar are rendered cataclysmic by a snoutful of unfortunate sneezes. Reprint. *Author: Scieszka, Jon/ Smith, Lane (ILT) *Publication Date: 1996/03/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 1-2 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 8.50 *Height: 10.50
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For those who think they know the story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big, Bad Wolf, here it is as they've never heard it before. In this highly acclaimed collaboration between Scieszka and Smith, Alexander T. Wolf tells his side of the incident. Was it premeditated swineacide or simply an accident? Readers can decide for themselves in this laugh-aloud tale that's sure to tickle the funny bone. A New York Times Best Book of the Year. An ALA Notable Book. Full color.
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Everybody knows about the three innocent little pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. Now here's the story from the wolf's point of view. Has an innocent wolf been framed all these years?You might think you know the story of the three little pigs and their encounters with the "big, bad wolf," but you don't know the whole story until you read this book, the only one written by Alexander T. Wolf himself. Here Alexander (Al to his friends) states his case, explaining that he was simply attempting to borrow a cup of sugar from his neighbors--who just happens to be pigs. When Al's allergies act up, he sneezes, accidentally blowing down the houses of the first two pigs (and, really, as he points out, what did they expect--they built their houses out of straw and sticks). The force of Al's sneeze, and the destruction of their houses, causes the first two pigs to just keel over, and since Al just hates to see good food go to waste, he decides to eat them up himself. Al's encounter with the third pig ends badly when that pig has the nerve to insult Al's grandmother. Al gets angry, the police are summoned, and when they learn what happened to the first two pigs, poor Al ends up in the slammer. Has an innocent wolf been sent up the river? It's up to the reader to decide. Amusingly detailed, full-color collage illustrations accompany the text.
Author Bio
Lane Smith
Lane Smith is the illustrator of such stunning works as THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES, and the "Time Warp Trio" series, all of which were written by Jon Scieszka. He is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design. In addition to his work as an illustrator for the works of other authors, he has also written and illustrated a number of books of his own, including THE HAPPY HOCKY FAMILY and THE BIG PETS. In 1993, THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES was named a Caldecott Honor Book.

Jon Scieszka attended Albion College and received a master's degree from the writing program at Columbia University. Before becoming a full-time writer, Scieszka worked as an elementary school teacher. He is well known for his collaborations with illustrator Lane Smith, which have resulted in such titles as THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, MATH CURSE and the "Time Warp Trio" series. The pair's THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES was named a Caldecott Honor Book in 1993. Scieszka was anointed the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature in 2008.

Praise

New York Times
"Alexander T. Wolf endeavors to set the record straight, and he does an admirable job of it."

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   05
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0032
Product attributePublisher:   Puffin Books
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