Reader Reviewed A Pig Called Heather by Harry Oulton

A Pig Called Heather

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

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One of our Books of the Year 2014 - January 2014 Debut of the Month A touching story told from the point of view of a very special pig! Heather the pig has two joys in life – apples and her best two-legged friend Isla. Heather has looked after Isla all the little girl’s life so, when Heather’s family is forced to sell the farm and so live miles apart, both are devastated. But Heather doesn’t take things lying down and soon she is off on an amazing journey to get back together with her very best friend.

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 this title.  

  • 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 >


A Pig Called Heather by Harry Oulton

'When the pig called Heather woke up after lunch, the first thing she thought was that she had absolutely nothing to do. That was good, doing nothing was one of her best things, and also one of the things she did best.' Heather's best friend is a girl called Isla, who lives with her dad on a farm in Scotland. Their idyllic life together is shattered when a thunderstorm destroys the farm and forces Isla's dad to sell up and move to London - leaving Isla and Heather miles apart and utterly miserable.

Then fate intervenes, turning Heather from an everyday pig into a national celebrity, and catapulting her to fame, fortune and most excitingly of all ...London.

Armed only with her own pig-headedness, Heather embarks on a quest to track down her best friend. After all, how many girls with freckles can there be in London?

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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192 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Piccadilly Press Ltd an imprint of Templar Publishing

Publication date

18th November 2013




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