PIGASUS by Pat Murphy

PIGASUS

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The walrus in Through the Looking Glass may not have decided whether pigs have wings, but Murphy--in her first picture book-- has. Her creation is Pigasus, a charmingly imagined pig in Percy's soft watercolors. Pigasus eschews her mother's tail-curling lessons for barrel rolls, somersaults, and high-speed dives taught to her by a neighboring pigeon. Her mother worries for her future, however, until Pigasus makes a daring rescue of her mother's gold ring. This otherwise simple barnyard story takes a leap of faith with its inclusion of pirates, but is saved by the strength of its illustrations. A silly, fun book for children. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-8037-1587-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dial
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 1996




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