The Pig and the Dumpling

Bonnie Johnstone

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ISBN: 9781998802081

The Pig and the Dumpling

  Author:   Bonnie Johnstone  
  Artist :   Veselina Tomova    
  Publisher:  Running the Goat

Ignatius is a pig with a big appetite and very little patience. When someone tosses a fresh dumpling his way, he grabs it in mid-air and swallows. That dumpling is big and it is hot, and very quickly it is stuck—right in Ignatius’s throat! Desperate for relief, the poor pig races through his little community to reach the cooling water of the ocean. And careening on his way to the sea, he has plenty of near misses, and a few collisions, with local village folk. How much trouble can one pig cause?

A playful story with a “you-can’t-catch-me” spirit that celebrates small rural communities, simple living, and silly pigs.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781998802081
Item RG0054
PublisherRunning the Goat
PublisherRunning the Goat
Published on March 19 2024
Language ENG
Pages 40
Format Paperback
Dimensions10(in) x 8.5(in)
Shipping weight0(g)

A former teacher and a craftsperson, Bonnie Johnstone is originally from Quebec and now makes her home in Witless Bay, NL, the seaside community in which her book is set. She lives with her husband on a small farm, where they have gardens and two sheep, but no pigs. The Pig and the Dumpling is loosely inspired by an anecdote Bonnie discovered when researching Bygone Days of Witless Bay, an award-winning community history which she compiled with Maureen Walsh, on behalf of the Witless Bay Heritage Committee. The Pig and the Dumpling is her first children's book.

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Veselina Tomova graduated from Leipzig's School of Graphic Art and Book Design before moving to Newfoundland. She has illustrated books in Germany, Bulgaria and Canada. She divides her time between St. John's, Newfoundland, where she lives in a small house overlooking the harbour, and Rusalya, Bulgaria, where she tends her family?s vegetable garden and enjoys the antics of Bucky the dog and Ginger the cat.