The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A Novel of Snow and Courage (Paperback)
“Move over Wilbur and Babe, there’s a new pig in town.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
Flora’s a die-hard dreamer. She’s never left the farm, but she knows she was born for adventure. She’s determined to become a sled pig!
A harrowing voyage to Antarctica, a bacon-loving cook, and a shipwreck in deadly conditions stand between Flora and her dream. What will happen to Flora, whose companions see her as more of a meal than an adventurer?
As the ship’s captain says, you never know where brains and talent will come from. They just may come from this brave pig.
About the Author
Chris Kurtz is a talented teacher, storyteller, and writer. In addition to The Adentures of a South Pole Pig, he wrote the middle-grade novel The Pup Who Cried Wolf and has co-written picture books with his sister Jane Kurtz. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family.
"It will greatly satisfy fans of Dick King-Smith and E.B. White looking for something similar . . . Engaging fantasy adventure for preteen pig pals."
"An upbeat and lively story."
"There's humor as well as heart, grit as well as tenderness in the telling of this Antarctic adventure tale."
"Loyalty, courage, and optimism are important ideas, and newcomer Kurtz brings us a rollicking story filled with all three."
—Horn Book, starred review
"Told in the voice of a seasoned storyteller, this novel has chapters that will work perfectly for sharing aloud with younger children or as a read-alone for more competent readers. . . . Move over Wilbur and Babe, there's a new pig in town."
—School Library Journal, starred review —