THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE FOX by William H.--Adapt. Hooks

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE FOX

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Hooks bases his telling of this old favorite on ""several oral versions I have heard over the years in the Great Smoky Mountains. . .I have added a few flourishes. . ."" His version does share several details with Chase's, though it departs further from the traditional British and is less violent than either; with the elder pigs rescued by little Hamlet (a girl), the three come dutifully home to Sunday dinner with Mama, while the wolf is sent downriver in the churn. The telling here is lively and humorous, with amusing dialogue and details that will make this a good storytelling alternative. Schindler suggests the beauty of the mountain setting while deriving considerable humor from the older pigs' gluttonous self-indulgence and the fox's sly greed.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1989
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Macmillan