Pigin of Howth
Published : Friday 30 September 2016
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This utterly delightful picture book introduces children to an unforgettable pig, the beautiful seaside town of Howth on Dublin Bay and many magical adventures. The first book from the pen of Kathleen Watkins, illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs, will capture the imaginations of children everywhere.
Destined to be a classic, the first children's book from Kathleen Watkins (aka Nanakit) brings to life the Pigin stories she created for her five beloved grandchildren. Have you met Pigin? Pigin lives in Howth, a beautiful seaside town on Dublin Bay, and he is a very popular pig about town. He is friendly, curious, impeccably dressed and has the nicest manners a pig could possibly have. Join Pigin and his friends, Sammy Seal, Sally Seagull, the Badger of Ballsbridge and the fairies who live in Howth Castle, on their many adventures. Story 1: Pigs Can't Fly, but They Can Swim! Story 2: Pigin's Magical Midnight Adventure Story 3: A Day to Wear a Top Hat In these three stories Pigin learns how to swim, goes on a magic carpet ride and even gets to meet the President of Ireland! But best of all is coming home to tell Nanakit all about it 'Genuinely whimsical' Kirkus Review 'A delight' The Sunday Times 'A beautiful book. Just lovely, warm and kindly' Ryan Tubridy 'Adorable and prettily illustrated' Irish Mail on Sunday 'Gorgeous book and written with real warmth and affection!' Marty Whelan 'Delightful ... great fun!' Sunday Independent