Daily Archives: August 21, 2010

Missing Pigs

John Mullan’s got his list of Ten of the Best Pigs in Literature.  Here are mine.

1. Wilbur from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, natch.
2. Babe from Dick King-Smith’s Babe.
3. Hen Wen from Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydian.
4. Freddy from Walter R. Brooks’ Freddy the Pig books.
5. Olivia from Ian Falconer’s Olivia books.
6, 7, 8. The three pigs in David Wiesner’s The Three Pigs.
9. The pig baby in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
10.Mercy Watson in Kate DiCamillo’s Mercy Watson series (suggested by Susan Thomsen).
11.  Piglet in A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. (Thanks to @Jennifer Trafton for reminding me of this piggy;)



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