Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A novel of snow and courage by Chris Kurtz


 
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A novel of snow and courage by Chris Kurtz 


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Flora has far more energy and spunk than her lazy brothers, and a taste for adventure. Yet the pig pen offers little opportunity for anything new and interesting . . . until she escapes and meets up with the dogs on the farm, while they're in training, pulling a cart. That gives her a dream: Being a sled-pig!

Wanting to head off on an adventure, she later intentionally gets caught in her pen by humans. She thinks she's off on an expedition to the Antarctic, although her guess about why she's on the ship there is much different than the humans' intention (bacon, ham, etc.). She learns how to help hunt for rats on the ship, befriends a cat and a boy, all the while hoping that she'll eventually be leading a team of dogs across the South Pole. Some unexpected turns of events lead to Flora proving herself as a South Pole pig.