Pippin is downhearted when she hears the Christmas story from the other animals in the barn. Each brags about the contributions his ancestors made to comfort baby Jesus. Pippin stamps her hoof and demands to know what the pigs did. But the other animals merely scoff at her and tell her that pigs were not even worthy of being in the holy stable. Sad and discouraged, Pippin creeps out the barn door. When no one calls her back, she is determined to find a place where "pigs matter but Christmas doesn't." Pippin forces herself along through a bitter snowstorm, worrying she will die but vowing never to return to the barn. As she reaches the road, however, she discovers a woman staggering through the snow with a little girl in her arms. Forgetting her own worries, Pippin leads the grateful mother back to the warm barn.
Original title: Pippin the Christmas Pig
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Picture Books→ Holidays→ Christmas
- Illustrated by Werner Zimmermann.