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Kendall, Jodi

The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City

(4) 4-6 Though contemporary-set, this novel is oddly evocative of a 1950s feel-good family story. Josie wants to keep her adopted piglet, but Hamlet is soon too big for her family's urban-Ohio townhouse. Josie's middle-school life--especially her dedication to gymnastics--is compelling and authentic-feeling; the pig story line, with nods to Charlotte's Web, pales in comparison.

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