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A charming series of adventures for younger readers, featuring a family of all sorts of animals that live in the farmyard behind the tumble-down barn on Mudpuddle Farm...Two fantastic stories in one volume! Jigger's Day Off: "Time has come for harvest, Jigger. So I shan't be needing you all day. It's your day off, my dear." Jigger the sheepdog has just one day off a year. Just one day to chase all those little animals hiding in the corn. But even the best plans go wrong...And Pigs Might Fly!: "Flying was not nearly as easy as it looked. Pintsize stood up on his back trotters and flapped his front ones - trotters, he thought, would do just as well as wings." It's a long hot summer, and Pintsize the piglet wonders if it might be cooler in the sky. But when he tries to fly, he annoys just about everyone. It's time he learned his lesson...
HarperCollins Children's Books
About the author
Michael Morpurgo is one of the most well-known and best-loved children's authors. He has written over a hundred books, as well as short stories, musicals and screenplays, and has won many prizes, including the Blue Peter Book Award and the Red House Children's Book Award for Private Peaceful, the Whitbread Award for The Wreck of the Zanzibar, and the Writer's Guild Award and the Smarties Prize for The Butterfly Lion.
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