The Christmas Pig

And Jack's newest toy - the Christmas Pig (DP's annoying replacement) - has a daring plan: Together they'll embark on a magical journey to seek something lost, and to save the best friend Jack has ever known.

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444964941

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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One boy and his toy are about to change everything... Jack loves his childhood toy, Dur Pig. DP has always been there for him, through good and bad. Until one Christmas Eve, something terrible happens - DP is lost. But Christmas Eve is a night for miracles and lost causes, a night when all things can come to life... even toys. And Jack's newest toy - the Christmas Pig (DP's annoying replacement) - has a daring plan: Together they'll embark on a magical journey to seek something lost, and to save the best friend Jack has ever known... A heartwarming page-turning adventure about one child's love for his most treasured thing, and how far he will go to find it. A tale for the whole family to fall in love with, from one of the world's greatest storytellers. Featuring 9 black and white spreads and decorative inside art from renowned illustrator, Jim Field.

The Christmas Pig

“Which stands for 'Christmas Pig.'” “'CP,'” said the Christmas Pig. “I like that.” “I could ask Holly to call you that, if you like,” said Jack, yawning. “What d'you mean?” said the Christmas Pig. “When I give you to her,” said Jack.

Author: J. K. Rowling

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338790250

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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A heartwarming, page-turning adventure about one child's love for his most treasured thing, and how far he will go to find it. A tale for the whole family to fall in love with, from one of the world’s greatest storytellers. One boy and his toy are about to change everything... Jack loves his childhood toy, Dur Pig. DP has always been there for him, through good and bad. Until one Christmas Eve something terrible happens -- DP is lost. But Christmas Eve is a night for miracles and lost causes, a night when all things can come to life... even toys. And Jack’s newest toy -- the Christmas Pig (DP’s replacement) – has a daring plan: Together they’ll embark on a magical journey to seek something lost, and to save the best friend Jack has ever known...

The Christmas Pig

“Well, he wants a Christmas pig to roast for his family. He's prepared to pay a fine price for our pig and he's suggested that the royal couriers could pick her up tomorrow morning when they come to get the painting.

Author: Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416534989

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

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In an unconventional holiday tale set in a kingdom two hundred years in the past, ten-year-old Benjamin, a mute autistic savant, is commissioned to paint a nativity scene for midnight mass and meets a talented pig who helps him to find his voice.

Pippin the Christmas Pig

Werner Zimmermann's warm illustrations capture the animals emotions perfectly and make this a Christmas story to treasure forever.

Author: Jean Little

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : North Winds Press

ISBN: 9780779114207

Category: Christmas stories, Canadian

Page: 32

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On a wintry night, all the barn animals reminisce about what important roles their great-great-great grandparents had played at the manger when a special child was born. Pippin the pig--whose ancestors weren't there--doesn't know this most familiar of Christmas stories and keeps asking questions. "What baby?" "What child?" The other animals ignore her; after all, she's only a pig. But Pippin eventually saves the day when a woman with her young child gets lost in a snowstorm and needs help. Werner Zimmermann's warm illustrations capture the animals emotions perfectly and make this a Christmas story to treasure forever.

The Christmas Pig a Story of Real Christmas

Della, a homesick cow from Vermont recently rehomed to North Carolina, learns about Christmas from Grace the pig, and she and her barnyard friends have the adventure of a lifetime.

Author: G. Templeton Blackburn

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781498436687

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 98

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When Della, a homesick cow from Delaware, complains to Grace Pig about not having snow for Christmas at her new home in North Carolina, she finds out what Real Christmas is all about and in the process, she and her new barnyard friends have the adventure of a lifetime. Along the way, the farm animals encounter a blues-singing Mule; a couple named Mary and Joseph who are about to have a baby in an old shed near the barn; Gnarly Possum, the leader of the Dismal Swamp Gang; and Grace Pig s wise old mentor and friend, A. Owl. These and other memorable animal characters are wonderfully brought to life in 23 full-color paintings by Lois Virginia Babb in the pages of this classic illustrated family Christmas book that is destined to be read aloud in countless homes each Christmas Season. As J. I. Packer writes in his FOREWORD, The Christmas Pig is a fable for all children whose imaginations let them enjoy talking animals, and for all grown-ups who have not grown too stuffy to do the same .The story is great fun, it s gorgeously illustrated, and the after taste it leaves is as sweet as it is serious; for the new story beams light on an old story which has been described as the best story that was ever heard, and indeed, the only real story that has ever been. In telling the story of the first Christmas -- and what happens afterwards -- this unusual Christmas book both entertains and informs. The Christmas Pig is not just a children s book, as Dr. Packer has pointed out. It is an illustrated Christian animal story for children and adults of all ages, from nine years old to ninety. With its cast of unforgettable animal characters, it is especially suited for parents and grandparents who enjoy reading a Christmas story to children at holiday gatherings. The Christmas Pig: A Story of Real Christmas is Christian fiction that can be enjoyed by all readers during the Christmas Season, making it an ideal gift to be treasured by family and friends alike. "

The Mentor

In some countries of England a pastry pig filled with mince - meat is called the Christmas Pig . It is , of course , a survival of the Yule Boar . Naturally , olden customs linger longest in rural districts ; but in every country we ...

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The Wonderful Wapentake

but we invariably selected the plumpest for the Christmas pig . That was a great day on which he was killed . We boys used to rise about five o'clock in the morning , and dress hurriedly by the light of a feeble candle .

Author: Joseph Smith Fletcher

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Macmillan s Magazine

whole is the božura , or Christmas pig ; “ And why do they wail ? ” I but then it is not every family that inquired . can afford to regale its Penates with “ They cry for a wax - light and roast pork . offerings to be brought them ...

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Peppa Pig Peppa and the Christmas Elf

It's the most magical time of the year, and Peppa has made a wish to have an adventure with an elf from Santa's workshop! When mysterious things start happening all around her, Peppa thinks it's the work of a naughty elf!

Author: Peppa Pig

Publisher: Ladybird

ISBN: 9780241543399

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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It's the most magical time of the year, and Peppa has made a wish to have an adventure with an elf from Santa's workshop! When mysterious things start happening all around her, Peppa thinks it's the work of a naughty elf! What is really going on?

Angel Pig and the Hidden Christmas

I lamented that fact to Jan. A few days later she said, 'How's this sound?' And that was the beginning of Angel Pig and the Hidden Christmas. In my pictures for this book, I've worked very hard to give Angel Pig the life she deserves."

Author: Jan Waldron

Publisher: Riverrun Select

ISBN: 9781939739537

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Page: 26

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The pig family is distraught Christmas is coming, and they have no money to buy gifts Whatever shall they do? Luckily for them, Angel Pig pays them a visit, and shows them the true meaning of Christmas. The pigs set about making gifts, baking food, and embracing the holiday spirit. Jan Waldron is also the author of John Pig's Halloween and two books for adults. She says she was inspired by a drawing on a Christmas card of David McPhail's and by fond memories of "holidays my mother gave us. Our kitchen turned into a vivid explosion of colors, smells, and tastes - a tradition I hope I have passed to my children." David McPhail is an author-illustrator beloved for his many books about wonderful characters, some of whom have been pigs. He says that for a Christmas card one year he drew "a little pig with wings and and oversize gown. Someone told me to write about her. I tried but I couldn't. I lamented that fact to Jan. A few days later she said, 'How's this sound?' And that was the beginning of Angel Pig and the Hidden Christmas. In my pictures for this book, I've worked very hard to give Angel Pig the life she deserves."