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The Story of an Almost Unlucky Pig
By (author): Hans Limmer Translated by: Shelley Tanaka Illustrated by: David Crossley
Hans Limmer ,

Translated by :

Shelley Tanaka ,

Illustrated by :

David Crossley


Greystone Kids



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paper over boards
Hardcover , Paper over boards


Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 8, Grade (US) P - 3
Nov 29, 2022
$21.95 CAD


10.2in x 7.8 x 0.4 in | 340 gr

Page Count:

40 pages


Black and white photographs throughout
Greystone Books
Greystone Kids

A timeless story about the connection between a young girl and her pet pig for kids 4 to 8, featuring nostalgic, 1960s photographs that kids will love, and parents will too!

Have you ever dreamed of having a pet pig?

When Angela finds a lost pig wandering on the road, she adopts her and names her Paulina. Together, the two explore the small Greek island where they live, and become inseparable "Forever Friends." Until one day, when someone comes looking for Paulina, but not to play with… What can Angela do? Will she and Paulina be able to stay together forever?

Calling to mind beloved tales about pigs that have won readers over for generations, Paulina is brought to life with stunning vintage photographs and celebrates the inseparable bond between children and their animal companions.

  • Vintage appeal: The story comes to life withgorgeous black and white photos taken in the 1960s.
  • Celebrates a special bond: Many children share a bond with their animal companions like Angela has with Paulina.
  • Encourages having compassion for animals: A subtle message about the rights of animals, and caring for them, is threaded throughout the text.

Hans Limmer was a freelance writer who lived in Lindos, Rhodos, Greece for many years. He wrote numerous children's books, including successful classics, like My Donkey Benjamin and Paulina, first published in Germany. He passed away in 2015.

David Crossley has been a photographer, editor, scientific journalist and, most recently, a climate activist. The photos for Paulina were taken in Greece in 1969. He founded the non-profit organization Houston Tomorrow, of which he was president from 1997 until 2018.

  • National Media Campaign
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  • Digital and Print Advertising Campaign
  • Major Promotion at Select National School/Library/Bookseller Conferences
  • Extensive Outreach to Key Educators and Library Contacts
  • Edelweiss E-Galley Promotion
  • Educator and Library Blogger Campaign
  • F&G Mailing Campaign
  • Greystone Kids E-Newsletter and Social Features
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