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Nanny Piggins and the Runaway Lion

By R. A. Spratt (Hardcover Book, 2014)
A flying pig's job is never done...

With a runaway lion loose in the neighborhood, Derrick, Samantha, and Michael feel scared. Nanny Piggins feels like a slice of cake. And Boris feels like that lion looks strangely familiar...

But if there was ever a pig who could tame both lion and lion tamer, it's Nanny Piggins! She also revolutionizes the sport of ski jumping, introduces hot-pink leotards to the local Neighborhood Watch, and demonstrates trapeze skills on a moving bus-all while thwarting Mr. Green's attempt to send the children to Nicaragua.

R. A. Spratt's third book in the delightfully madcap Nanny Piggins series is filled with more high-flying adventures, more outrageous characters, and more chocolate cake than ever before!

  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316254533

    • On Sale Date: 06/10/2014

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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A flying pig's job is never done...

With a runaway lion loose in the neighborhood, Derrick, Samantha, and Michael feel scared. Nanny Piggins feels like a slice of cake. And Boris feels like that lion looks strangely familiar...

But if there was ever a pig who could tame both lion and lion tamer, it's Nanny Piggins! She also revolutionizes the sport of ski jumping, introduces hot-pink leotards to the local Neighborhood Watch, and demonstrates trapeze skills on a moving bus-all while thwarting Mr. Green's attempt to send the children to Nicaragua.

R. A. Spratt's third book in the delightfully madcap Nanny Piggins series is filled with more high-flying adventures, more outrageous characters, and more chocolate cake than ever before!

R.A. Spratt is an award-winning comedy writer with fifteen years of experience in the television industry. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two daughters. You can visit her at www.raspratt.com.

Dan Santat is the author/illustrator of Sidekicks and the winner of the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) by Mac Barnett. He is also the illustrator of Crankenstein and the author and illustrator of Beekle, the Unimaginary Friend, coming Spring 2014. He lives in Los Angeles, California. You can visit him at www.dansantat.com.
  • Praise for Nanny Piggins and the Wicked Plan:
    * "If Amelia Bedelia and Mary Poppins raised a piglet, Nanny Piggins ... could surely beat that pig in a cake-eating contest... Australia's favorite porcine childcare worker returns in a new collection of adventures sure to entertain and possibly inspire envy in readers who'll wish she were their nanny."
    (Kirkus (starred review)).

  • * "The action is nonstop and the silliness never ending...As much fun for reading aloud as reading alone." (Booklist (starred review)).

  • Praise for The Adventures of Nanny Piggins:

    * "Mary Poppins, move over-or get shoved out of the way. Nanny Piggins has arrived... This is smart, sly, funny, and marvelously illustrated with drawings that capture Nanny's sheer pigginess."span (Booklist).

  • "Spratt's Mary Poppins-cum-Paddington Bear with a sprinkling of Snickettian humor makes for a terrific read aloud... Readers will demand swift release of the two sequels." (Kirkus).

  • "Reluctant and avid readers alike will get caught up in this book's humor, charm, and adventure." (School Library Journal).

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Nanny Piggins and the Runaway Lion
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $17.00 US/$19.00 CAN
  • Pages: 320
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316254533
  • On Sale Date: 06/10/2014
Nanny Piggins and the Runaway Lion