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A Pig Named Perrier ** S I G N E D ** PLUS Publisher Letter

Spurr, Elizabeth (Illustrated by Martin MATJE)

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ISBN 10: 0786803029 / ISBN 13: 9780786803026
Published by Hyperion, 2002
Condition: As New Hardcover
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STATED FIRST Edition AND FIRST Printing with publishers full number line on copyright page. A FLAWLESS volume in same condition unclipped dust jacket. * SIGNED * by author on the publishers/Hyperion bookplate, laid into a letter from the bookstore seller (in NYC) apologizing that the publisher was unable to obtain signature on title page, instead of enclosed bookplate. Still a fabulous item. Letter of 2002, validates bookplate/signature.(In original envelope). Wonderful story with awesome illustrations throughout. Mylar protected jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 002055

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Title: A Pig Named Perrier ** S I G N E D ** PLUS ...

Publisher: Hyperion

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Perrier is no ordinary pig. He is a purebred potbellied pig who lives with the Hollywood movie star Mirabella. Whisked away to exotic locations, pampered, and praised, Perrier is the toast of the town. He has it all . . . so so why does he feel as though there's something missing in his life? Featuring the brilliant artwork of rising star Martin Matje, A Pig Named Perrier shows us that sometimes we have to get our hands (and hooves) a little dirty to find our inner pig.


For a potbellied pig, Perrier seems to have it all: "a rhinestone-studded harness, a jaunty sports cap, and special piglet-sized dark glasses." And with his movie-star owner Marabella, he even gets to live in a luxurious nursery in a luxurious mansion, "a place as posh as it was plush, and spic as it was span." But Perrier still can't get over the gnawing feeling that something's missing from his squeaky-clean life, "an emptiness in the pit of his little potbelly."

Of course, anyone familiar with porcine proclivities shouldn't have too much trouble guessing what Perrier's missing, and after a visit to a farm in the country--and some illicit ishing, squishing, slushing, mushing, mucking, and miring with the locals--Perrier figures out what his piggy heart and hide have been hankering for. When Marabella discovers Perrier's dirty secret, though, he's in for the bubble bath of his life. But can he keep his hooves-over-heart promise to stay clean evermore?

Martin Matje clearly has a ball here illustrating Perrier's Hollywood excess, from cocktail parties to sports cars, and Elizabeth Spurr matches him line for line with sharp turns of phrase and squeal-worthy wit. For example, on a film set in Paris: "'Voilà, le porc, how pink and clean.' 'Wee, wee,' squeaked Perrier. 'Quel pig!' they exclaimed. 'He even speaks français!'" A guaranteed charmer for any pig--or kid--who has ever promised to stay clean. (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes

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