By Kathryn Lasky, illustrated by David JarvisDr. Smart Pig is a famous inventor, but tonight he is terribly lonely. A year ago, both of his brothers were eaten by the Big Bad World, and tomorrow is Halloween. What fun trick-or-treating when you're all alone? Suddenly, Dr. Smart Pig has a brilliant idea. He'll go into his laboratory and invent a new friend-a pig who is bigger and better, and absolutely wolf-proof! But imagine his surprise when he ends up creating a monster — it's Porkenstein! As you can imagine, such a huge pig is the Big Bad Wolf's dream come true. But his super-ham-sandwich fantasy turns into a nightmare when Porkenstein proves to be the bigger eater. Dr. Pig's scientific blunders and the wild events that follow are sure to make everyone laugh — as an enormous porker hogs the show and proves that loyalty and true friendship come in all shapes, sizes, and appetites!
- About The Author Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor author of over one hundred fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. Her books range from critically acclaimed nonfiction titles such as Beyond the Burning Time and True North to the wildly popular Guardians of Ga'hoole fantasy series about owls. She loves owls and researching their behavior and natural history. Luckily Lasky lives quite close to Harvard University and the department of ornithology. She consulted with the scientists there frequently. She is quite excited that the Guardian of Ga'Hoole has been optioned by Warner Brothers for a major movie. ISBN-13: 9780590623803 Age Range: 4 and up Hardcover: 40 pages Publisher: Blue Sky Press (September 1, 2002) Language: English - Cleverness - Creativity and Imagination - Halloween - Friends and Friendship - Comedy and Humor - Horror and Supernatural