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From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers: Rhyme


The Great Pig Escape by Linda Moller
Published by The O’Brien Press Ltd., 1990
ISBN 0-862-78667-3

Runtling, the runt of the litter, was given to a neighbouring farm because he was too small to survive on Taggerty’s farm. He is a very clever pig and escapes back to Taggerty’s to be with his brothers and sisters.

However, when he learns from the cat that pigs are food and are reared to be sold and eaten, he knows that he and his family will have to escape.

The Great Pig Escape by Linda Moller

The thirteen pigs make their escape and this book follows their adventures on the long journey.

How will the farm pigs survive in the wild and will farmer Taggerty catch up with them? This is an enjoyable animal adventure story, suitable for the more confident reader. It is one of the titles in the Red Flag series published by O’Brien Press.

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