The Return of a Pig Called Heather by Harry Oulton

The Return of a Pig Called Heather

Written by Harry Oulton
Part of the A Pig Called Heather Series

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Join Heather the pig as she heads off on a perilous adventure from London to Scotland to win back the farm her best friend and her dad has lost. A wonderfully inspiring tale of courage, friendship and most importantly of all, apples.

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and a small number of the Lovereading4kids reader review panel members were lucky enough to be invited to review the first in Heather's adventures, A Pig Called Heather.  You can read their reviews below.

  • Alexander Bisland, age 8 - 'I enjoyed this book because it is funny and sad but above all I couldn’t put it down because I wanted to know what happens next! I give it 100/100 and I can’t wait to read the sequel!' Read full review >
  • Toby Pickering, age 6 - 'A fantastic book! I loved reading this exciting story about Heather the pig, her best friend Isla and all the exciting things that happen to them. I can't wait to read the next book!' Read full review >
  • Martyna Macheta, age 8 - 'I really enjoyed reading this book, my favorite character was the wild cat because he said lots of things that were really funny!I would give this book 10 out of 10!!!' Read full review >
  • Evie Aconley, age 7 - 'It's a really good story that had me interested from the start, I couldn’t wait to keep reading about Heather and Isla.' Read full review >
  • Molly Clark, age 10 - 'I love this book because it is funny quirky and heart warming.' Read full review >
  • Alex Faulkner, age 9 - 'Exciting and descriptive with good characters with great personalities.  I liked this book a lot.' Read full review >
  • George Johnson, age 7 - 'I enjoyed this book as it managed to be both sad and quite funny at the same time.' Read full review >
  • Matilda Greenacre, age 7 - 'This is an interesting book about a pig called Heather, who goes to London. Her adventures take to School, see her covered in paint and ends up in a zoo.' Read full review >
  • Isaac East, age 7 - 'A Pig Called Heather is a book that is sometimes sad and sometimes funny.' Read full review >
  • Amy Donnelly, St. Colm’s High School - 'I really enjoyed reading this book' Read full review >
  • Callum Donnelly, St. Colm’s High School - 'This story has a bright and heartening message about two friends losing each other and being reunited once again after a long adventure through London.' Read full review >


The Return of a Pig Called Heather by Harry Oulton

Heather should be happy. She's come to London, found Isla and is contentedly living among the bearded pigs in the Zoo. But something's wrong. Isla's sad, and if Isla's sad, then Heather's sad. It seems the only way to make things better is for Heather to break out of the zoo, travel 500 miles to Scotland, and then get the farm back for Isla and her dad. Easy! On her travels Heather will lose weight, find it again, meet an eagle, hide from bats, and talk to chickens. She'll come face to face with the terrifying wildcat, and all the while she'll be hunted by a tenacious animal catcher and his dogged - dog. Only if she can get back to Scotland and avoid capture can she face the hardest challenge of all, the fight for the one place she and Isla can truly call home.

About the Author

Harry Oulton

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.

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Book Info


192 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Piccadilly Press Ltd an imprint of Templar Publishing

Publication date

7th August 2014




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