One of our Books of the Year 2014 - January 2014 Debut of the Month A touching story told from the point of view of a very special pig! Heather the pig has two joys in life – apples and her best two-legged friend Isla. Heather has looked after Isla all the little girl’s life so, when Heather’s family is forced to sell the farm and so live miles apart, both are devastated. But Heather doesn’t take things lying down and soon she is off on an amazing journey to get back together with her very best friend.
'When the pig called Heather woke up after lunch, the first thing she thought was that she had absolutely nothing to do. That was good, doing nothing was one of her best things, and also one of the things she did best.' Heather's best friend is a girl called Isla, who lives with her dad on a farm in Scotland. Their idyllic life together is shattered when a thunderstorm destroys the farm and forces Isla's dad to sell up and move to London - leaving Isla and Heather miles apart and utterly miserable.
Then fate intervenes, turning Heather from an everyday pig into a national celebrity, and catapulting her to fame, fortune and most excitingly of all ...London.
Armed only with her own pig-headedness, Heather embarks on a quest to track down her best friend. After all, how many girls with freckles can there be in London?
Kids love to read and a small number of the Lovereading4kids reader review panel members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title.
|Publication date:||18th November 2013|
|Publisher:||Piccadilly Press Ltd an imprint of Templar Publishing|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
Harry Oulton worked at the BBC and Granda on programmes ranging from At Home with the Braithwaites to Cold Blood, Blue Murder and Casualty, as well as co-devising both series of Distant Shores. He also produced The Bad Mother's Handbook, starring Catherine Tate and Robert Pattinson, and is exec-producing The Great Train Robbery, a major two-part drama for the BBC starring Jim Broadbent. He lives in London with his wife and three children.More About Harry Oulton