Three Wild Pigs: A Carolina Folktale, written and illustrated by Lisa Anne Cullen, is an adaptation of James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps's The Story of the Three Little Pigs.
Set on Bird Island along the Carolina Coast, this creative retelling of
the timeless tale features three generations of a pig family—Lulu, her
father, and her grandfather.
On the island Lulu is known for being wise in the ways of
the world. Pop is wise in the ways of the waters. Grandpaw Curly, the
oldest and smartest pig of all, is wise in the ways of the winds. While
shrimping in the Atlantic Ocean, the pigs experience harsh winds and see
ominous clouds. Knowing these are warning signs of impending bad
weather, they row home. Before long a whirling, swirling,
huffing-and-puffing Hurricane Wolf arrives to wreak havoc on the pigs,
their homes, and Bird Island.
Cullen's colorful illustrations mirror the weather, flora, and fauna of the Carolina coast. Three Wild Pigs
features maps of North and South Carolina as well as select state
symbols and will educate, entertain, and enlighten early readers and
listeners of all ages as Lulu, Pop, and Grandpaw Curly struggle to
survive Hurricane Wolf.
"In this inventive retelling of a classic tale, the three wild pigs live on the Carolina coast and must face the big bad wolf in the form of a hurricane. Young readers will enjoy the scenes of life on the seashore, catchy dialog, and vivid cut and torn paper illustrations." —Loreen Leedy, author and illustrator of Step by Step
"Three Wild Pigs is a rollicking, southern seasoned retelling of the story of the three little pigs, full of fun and luscious language. Lisa Cullen has illustrated her text in a way that makes readers feel like they are right in the middle of the nonstop, chaotic, beautiful action." —Dinah Johnson, children's book author