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The Prince and the Porker

Written by Peter Bently

Illustrated by David Roberts

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LoveReading View on The Prince and the Porker

The classic story of the prince and the pauper is given a crafty twist here when young Pignatious sneaks into the palace on the trail of buns and accidently finds himself in the prince’s bedchamber. He thinks it’s splendid and is particularly taken with the box of ‘dressing up clothes’. Kitted out in a lovely pair of blue knickerbockers and a slightly too big wig, pig is mistaken for prince and has a great time ordering everyone around. The error is discovered, but the real prince finds a way to make the situation work to his benefit and his imposter’s. Peter Bently’s rhyming text is a treat to read aloud, while David Roberts has a ball with the illustrations: pig, prince and courtiers look wonderful, and the double page showing the palace guard before and after Pignatious orders them to cartwheel is a joy. This will become a real favourite.  ~ Andrea Reece

The Prince and the Porker Synopsis

Pignatius was passing the palace one day, when he saw ten fresh buns left to cool on a tray...Sneaking into the palace, looking for more treats, Pignatius tries on a wig and some clothes and the servants mistake him for the real prince! Of course the rein of this porky impostor can't last long, but when the actual prince returns, he saves Pignatius' bacon. It turns out that he's always wanted a double to deal with a particularly frightening dragon...his Aunt Alice!

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ISBN: 9781783441082
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783441082
Publication date: 3rd September 2015
Author: Peter Bently
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Peter Bently

A World Book Day Author 2019 Peter Bently went to ten different schools around the world and studied languages at Oxford University. He started writing for children soon after becoming a parent and now lives with his wife, Lucy, and children, Theo and Tara, in Totnes, Devon (which has its very own excellent medieval castle).

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