The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday: An Appalachian Folktale

The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday: An Appalachian Folktale


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An Appalachian Folktale retold by Donald Davis
In this award-winning home-grown version of "The Three Little Pigs," the villain is, naturally, a fox - the Appalachian red fox, who any local hunter will tell you is a worthy and cunning opponent.Davis's storytelling skills make full use of the tale's inherent repetition, capturing the mountain rhythms, homestead setting, and rural wisdom of the Appalachians.The bright watercolors depict a clever fox and capture the eastern mountain terrain that has shaped this unique version of a well-known tale. This Appalachian story about three clever pigs will teach readers the importance of courage, respect and resourcefulness. August House Publishers offer free lesson plans for The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874838510
Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/25/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 797,816
Product dimensions: 8.62(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: AD520L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Donald Davis Bio: Donald Davis was raised in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. He didn't realize it at the time, but he grew up in a family of gifted storytellers who passed their talent along to Donald. His legendary Uncle Frank was a front-porch storyteller of the first order and the source of many of Donald’s tales. Young Davis was a capable student. He went to college and then to divinity school. For twenty years he served the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Then came a day when he found that he would rather tell Uncle Frank's tall tales than give another sermon. He would rather recall two old-maid sisters who abused the party line than marry one more couple. Fortunately, Davis had no trouble finding audiences: all of his former congregations lined up to book him to perform as a storyteller. He now tours the USA ten months a year, making about 300 storytelling presentations annually. He can be found in schools, at libraries, in front of conventions, and as a headliner at storytelling festivals. Davis has appeared on ABC News Nightline, and he has been a guest on National Public Radio and CNN. His books and spoken word recordings have received critical acclaim and won many awards. Davis has written ten books and recorded twenty audio recordings with August House. When Donald isn’t crisscrossing the country performing his stories, he comes home to Ocracoke Island, North Carolina where he lives with his wife, Merle.
Jennifer Mazzucco Bio: Jennifer Mazzucco is the proprietor of a vibrant local arts community, Prasada, which serves as a children's arts enrichment school during the daytime and a performance and devotional space during the evenings.

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The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday: An Appalachian Folktale 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jscheper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is the true story behind the 3 little pigs. It starts a long time ago with a Mama Pig and three little pigs, Tommy, Willie, and Jackie. Tommy was the oldest and he was getting too big to stay with Mama, so she packed his stuff and gave him some advice. She said "if you have to build a house, build it out of rocks and bricks. And please come home" on Sunday. Tommy left and was befriended by a wolf who told him to build his house out of cornstalks. Tommy listened to the wolf and that night the wolf ate Tommy. Tommy didn't make it home on Sunday. Willie was the next to leave and Mama gave him the same advice. Again the wolf befriended the pig but this time told him to build a house of hay. Willie was eaten and did not make it home on Sunday. Jackie was the last to leave home and Mama gave him the same advice. This time Jackie listened to his Mama instead of the wolf and he made it home on Sunday. I love this twist. I didn't expect the pigs to die but it all makes since. A very simple listen-to-mother story. The illustrations are wonderful. Very bright and colorful. The whole page is filled with color. The illustrations are simple but very rich.