|Pig Tale (2002) [Novel]|
by Verlyn Flieger
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(From the publisher):
Near the village of Little Wicken, a baby girl is found abandoned in a field and is taken in by the villagers. Unwanted and unloved, the nameless foundling grows up, passed from household to household, existing on the grudging charity of the village folk. It is only when they notice her special way with animals that the girl is given a permanent place -- as a pig herder -- and a name: Mokie, meaning "little pig girl."
After a brutal attack by the village boys, fifteen-year-old Mokie flees with her beloved pig, Apple, into the heart of the mysterious Wickenwood, where the villagers never venture. For the woods are rumored to be the doorway into the Crystal Country, home to Red Sorcha of the Gleaming Teeth, Queen of the Phantom Herd. It is here that Mokie meets a trio of gypsies -- Lally Dai, The Skimmer, and Dogger John -- who take her under their wing. But Mokie soon discovers that her new friends are more than they appear to be. Could they hold the key to her past ... and her future?
(from the publisher)
Original title: Pig Tale
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Fairy Tales
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy