Paul Shipton The Pig Scrolls

ISBN 13: 9780141380216

The Pig Scrolls

 
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Gryllus is the hero of The Pig Scrolls. Gryllus is a pig. Well, not strictly speaking a pig. He's a man who got turned into a pig. More specifically, he was one of Odysseus's crew (you remember Odysseus - big bloke, hero, all round clever clogs) and the whole crew got turned into pigs by Circe, a witch, but Gryllus never got turned back. So Gryllus is a pig who can talk which, as you can imagine, causes a bit of a stir in Ancient Greece. Anyway... two of the gods have had a bet, the world aswe know it is in danger, the only one who can save everyone is a smartypants talking pig. Oh dear...

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Welcome to a comical quest full of nonstop action and oddly familiar characters, from an oversensitive, lyre-strumming poet to the sinister, snappily dressed Epicurus; from chimeras and Stymphalian birds to the testy gods and goddesses themselves. With its abundant appropriation of Greek history and myth and its galloping humor perfectly pitched to middle-grade kids, THE PIG SCROLLS is sure to tickle young readers and take a place of honor on teachers’ and librarians’ shelves.

References to ancient Greece abound in this relentlessly funny adventure starring a one-time member of Odysseus’s crew—now a sarcastic talking pig—who must fulfill a prophecy to save the world.

From the Author:

Paul Shipton says, "I got the idea for this book when I was reading Homer’s ODYSSEY and found myself most interested in some of the non-heroic characters in the background. Working on the book gave me a chance to revisit a world I have always loved—that of ancient mythology and history. And of course, in order to research the character of Gryllus fully, I was forced to eat a huge number of pies."

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