The Pig Who Saved the World

The Pig Who Saved the World

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Gryllus, the talking pig is back. Well, strictly speaking, he's a human in a pig's's a long story. After saving the Cosmos once before, Gryllus is a bit tired of being a hero. He wants to return to human form and live a quiet life, preferably working as Chief Pie Taster to the Gods. The only person who can change him back is the demi-goddess Circe - but Circe, along with all the other Olympians, is nowhere to be found. It looks like the Cosmos is in grave danger once again, and a mysterious prophecy seems to suggest that Gryllus might be the pig to sort things out. So, along with Sibyl the ex-priestess, the singing head of Orpheus, and an immortal grasshopper, Gryllus travels to the Underworld and back, and is surprised to discover just who is trying to destroy the Cosmos.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 99.79g
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141316357
  • 9780141316352
  • 1,077,282

About Paul Shipton

Paul Shipton grew up in Manchester and went to university in Cambridge. He spent several years teaching English as a foreign language before becoming an editor of school books in English and science. After living in America for some time he has now returned to the UK where he works as a freelance editor and writer. Paul lives with his wife and two daughters.
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