The Year of the Pig: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

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9.8 X 10.1 X 0.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Oliver Chin is the author of the popular annual children's book series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac. This remains the only series in English on the animals of the Lunar New Year, which is increasingly celebrated worldwide. He presents at schools, libraries, and museums nationwide and teaches artists of all ages how to create their own comic books.

Jeremiah Alcorn illustrated The Year of the Dog, Pig, Rat, and Ox from the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series. He is a character developer and game designer. An accomplished animator and artist, Alcorn was the 2003 winner of ACME animation competition (a nationwide art contest) and illustrates for Lifeway Christian resources. His family lives in Alabama.


"The Year of the Pig (the sequel to 2018's Year of the Dog), is the perfect gift to any new parents you encounter this year." - SFist

"The Year of the Pig tells the story of Patty, a pig who is criticized for her piggish behavior. In the end, though, her devil-may-care, impulsive side wins the day...[The artwork is] reminiscent of the work of Chuck Jones, the animator behind such Warner Bros. cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny. They look like animation stills...With his new series, Chin wants to bring the ancient stories of the Chinese zodiac to life in a modern context." - San Francisco Chronicle

"The characters were enchanting, the stories engrossing... And I liked how educational the books are, both of which have a description at the end of what it means to be born in the Year of the Dog (or Year of the Pig). The illustrations are extraordinary pieces of art. I can't wait to get each of the books in this series." - The Opinionated Parent

"With its delightful narrative and appealing artwork, The Year of the Pig reminds us of the many porcine qualities we would do well to cultivate in ourselves: intelligence, curiosity, sincerity and generosity. How wise are those who learn from pigs rather than eat them!" - Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig

"Jeremiah Alcorn illustrates the book with expressive angular cartoon characters, capturing the emotions of the animals and animals on their adventures... he illustrates with humor and gentleness the traits of Patty: inquisitiveness, resilience, intelligence, stubbornness and courage. Patty's character, as well as the other animal and human characters in the book, shines through his simple bright cartoons...readers young and old will enjoy this journey through the remarkable Year of the Pig." - ForeWord Magazine

"I love it when my children are able to learn about the beliefs and traditions of different cultures, and books from the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series are a great way for them to do so. I highly recommend starting your own collection." - The Boutique CafΓ©