The Christmas Pig: A Fable

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 14, 2006 - Fiction - 162 pages
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It's a Christmas tale only a man called Kinky could tell.

King Jonjo Mayo the First is in a bind. Every Christmas, he commissions an artist to paint a traditional nativity scene to be dramatically revealed after midnight mass. This year, though, the date is mere weeks away, and he still has not yet found his painter. The king decides to take a chance on a peculiar, mute boy whose artistic genius and clairvoyance are rumored throughout the kingdom. He sends three valiant, if begrudging, knights to seek out the boy in the remote countryside. Finally, they find Benjamin -- and he is, indeed, peculiar. Nobody knows if the child is up to the task, but the king's Christmas tradition -- and Benjamin himself -- might just be saved by a Christmas miracle that comes in the form of a very special pig -- who is rather peculiar herself.

 

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Novelist (Ten Little New Yorkers) , country music singer, and Texas gubernatorial candidate Friedman throws his cowboy hat into the holiday fiction ring with this fable about an autistic boy and a very special pig named Valerie. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
13
Section 4
17
Section 5
27
Section 6
35
Section 7
43
Section 8
53
Section 13
91
Section 14
99
Section 15
107
Section 16
113
Section 17
117
Section 18
125
Section 19
135
Section 20
143

Section 9
57
Section 10
65
Section 11
79
Section 12
87
Section 21
149
Section 22
155
Section 23
161
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Kinky Friedman lives in a little green trailer somewhere in the hills of Texas. He has five dogs, one armadillo, and one Smith-Corona typewriter. By the time you are reading this, Mr. Friedman may either be celebrating becoming the next governor of Texas or he may have retired in a petulant snit.

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