THE PIG WHO SAVED THE WORLD by Paul Shipton
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THE PIG WHO SAVED THE WORLD

by Gryllus the Pig
Age Range: 10 - 14
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Gryllus, former human/current pig, returns with young prophetess Sybil and teen epic poet Homer for another romp through the pantheon of ancient Greece. This time, while searching for Circe in hopes of returning Gryllus to his true form, they discover evil King Sisyphus has escaped the underworld and imprisoned the gods. According to Sybil’s prophecy, “Nobody can defeat the beast in the dark.” At that, Gryllus is ready to pack it in. However, after another run in with Polyphemus and discovering the still-living head of Orpheus, there are multiple candidates for “nobody.” None of them is less willing than Gryllus. Fans of The Pig Scrolls (2005) will be in hog heaven. Gryllus’s lazy, dim and yet somehow still sarcastic narration is better than ever. Teens in Junior Classical League will be slapping their knees. Complete with footnotes, glossary for barbarians and a priceless further reading list, this one’s not to be missed. (Fiction. 10-14)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-7636-3446-9
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2007




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