THE PAINTED PIG by Elizabeth Morrow


Email this review


An old favorite published originally in 1930 when Mrs. Morrow lived in Mexico and knew the markets of that colorful country, and loved the toy collection of the artist, Rene d'Harnoncourt, whose gay multi-colored pictures illustrate this story. The painted pig was a toy bank, shaped like a pig and painted yellow with pink roses, and it belonged to a little Indian girl and her brother could scarcely bear not having it for his own. The story of how he tried to make one for himself and of how the toy maker helped him out is told with lots of the real feel of the Mexican background. The reissue of this pupular book will be welcome news.

Pub Date: March 7th, 1949
Publisher: Knopf