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    DescriptionA spoof on the three little pigs story, this time told from the wolf's point of view. Lane Smith also illustrated Hallowe'en ABC which was one of "The New York Times" Best Illustrated Books of the Year.


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    Title
    The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon Scieszka, Illustrated by Lane Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 267 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670827596
    ISBN 10: 0670827592
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC, YFB
    DC20: 813.54
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-CI
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    DC22: E
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T General Subject: 213
    BISAC V2.8: JUV002200
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV002090
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV002250
    LC classification: PZ7.S41267
    BISAC V2.8: JUV012030
    LC classification: PZ7.S41267 TR 1989
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YBC
    BIC E4L: EP
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    VIKING CHILDREN'S BOOKS
    Publication date
    26 October 1989
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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 books 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.
    Review text
    One of life's more important lessons is that a second view of the same events may yield a story that is entirely different from another but equally "true." As Alexander Wolf tells his story, he was innocently trying to borrow a cup of sugar from a little pig when he sneezed so hard that the pig's obviously inadequate straw house fell down and killed him, so - rather than let all that good ham go to waste - the wolf ate him. But when the third little pig, safe in his brick house, not only refused to discuss loaning sugar but was rude about the wolf's Granny, the wolf tried to force the door, the pig called the cops, and the wolf was jailed - complaining that reporters blew the story all out of proportion and that he was framed. Scieszka carries off this revision with suitably mordant humor, ably reflected in Smith's dark, elegantly sophisticated illustrations. Not for little children, but middle grades and up should be entertained while taking the point about the unreliability of witnesses. (Kirkus Reviews)