Reader Reviewed Sedric and the Great Pig Rescue by Angie Morgan

Sedric and the Great Pig Rescue

Written by Angie Morgan
Illustrated by Angie Morgan
Part of the Sedric Series

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March 2015 Debut of the Month The Dark Ages – ‘the bit of history that was left behind after the Romans left’ according to the author – provides the setting for a story of resourceful peasants up against villainous greedy barons. Sedric lives with his family, pet pig Denzel and friends in the village of Little Soggy-in-the Mud. They have a lot of turnips, a lot of mud, and not much of anything else, but they’re happy, at least until the Baron takes all their turnips, and Denzel. It’s very silly, but very funny, and very inventive. Angie Morgan’s exuberant black and white illustrations are hugely appealing while the typography with different fonts and words set in capital letters reinforces the boisterousness of the story. ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

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  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'It’s crazy and funny and brilliant. I loved the cartoon style illustrations and I romped through it in one go before starting it all over again.'
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'What a fantastic book. I read this in two nights as it was so enjoyable...This book is a bit of a cross between Tom Gates, Wimpy Kid and Horrible Histories! '
  • Faye Dawson, age 9 - 'I was surprised by how funny this book was and I would recommend it to both boys and girls who enjoy a good laugh!'
  • Belinda, Oliver and Lucy Brooke - 'the story captures the absolute essence of what it’s like to be on the receiving end of unfair treatment and rules that make no sense.'
  • Oliver Lonsdale, age 7 - 'I liked the book because it was funny and had pictures to break up the story.'
  • Daniel Bisland, age 7 - 'You will have to read this cool action-packed book to find out! I recommend it to 6+ early readers. I give it 11/10.'
  • Edgar Perez, age 7 - 'For the next book I recommend nothing. It was AMAZING!'
  • Darcy McIlroy, age 7 - 'Sedric wants to get his pig back from the new baron but he has to break into the castle first.  A funny adventure for some muddy friends!'
  • Rodrigo - 'I very much enjoyed this book and thought it was very good.'
  • Alex Hall, age 9 - 'I thought the start of the book was really good, the first word AARRGH draws you in. It is a funny book, the characters are quite silly and climsy and I like the characters names e.g. Sedric and Urk.'
  • Harry Gray, age 7 - 'Hilarious! Brilliant fun.'
  • James Wood, age 8 - 'Good, but not great. I chuckled at a few bits, but it's not a book where I'd be excited to hear that there was another one in the series to read.'


Sedric and the Great Pig Rescue by Angie Morgan

Being a boy in the Dark Ages village of Little-Soggy-in-the-Mud can be pretty rough. And muddy. And there are LOADS of rats. But Sedric, his friends and his beloved pig, Denzel, love this life! So when the dastardly Baron Dennis nicks Denzel and threatens the whole village, Sedric and his friends will need to use all their tricks and cunning to outwit him. Can they rescue Denzel before it's too late?

This is a hilarious madcap adventure perfect for young fans of Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon.


Winner of the Turnip Prize* *Only joking, there is no Turnip Prize. Made you look though!

About the Author

Angie Morgan

Angie Morgan trained in Graphic Design and Illustration at Goldsmith's College, London. She uses pastels and watercolour with collage, for her illustrations, working with scanned fabrics and textures. Her inspiration comes from her three children, now grown-up, and from the children at her local primary school, where she offers Maths and Literacy support.

She is the author and illustrator of Enormouse and Shouty Arthur. Sedric is her first series for older readers.

She lives in Bath.

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Book Info


192 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

26th February 2015




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