Author(s): Margaret Wild
Old Pig and Granddaughter have lived together for a long, long time. They share everything, including the chores, until the day when Old Pig does not get up as usual for breakfast. Calmly she pays her bills and puts her affairs in order. Then she takes Granddaughter on a last, long walk - looking and listening, smelling and tasting...Old Pig and Granddaughter say goodbye to each other in the best way they know...A tender story of living and loving, giving and receiving; a glorious celebration of the world.
Winner of The Children's Book Council of Australia 1996 and Book of the Year Award 1996 and The Children's Book Council of Australia 1997 (United States) and Picture Book of the Year Award 1997 (United States). Commended for Notable Children's Trade Book 1996. Short-listed for The New Yorker 1997 (United States) and Best Book of the Year 1998 and National Council for Social Studies & Children's Book Council 1997.
Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks are acclaimed for their thoughtful, award-winning children's books, which have been published with great success in many countries: Fox, CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2001, Rosie and Tortoise, The Dream of the Thylacine, Honour Book CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2012, and On the Day You Were Born. Margaret Wild has been the recipient of the Nan Chauncy Award and the Lady Cutler Award for her contributions to Australian Literature. Ron Brooks is an acclaimed illustrator of classic picture books. His memoir is Drawn from the Heart...