Troubador The Adventures of Periwinkle Pig

Released: 28/11/2020

ISBN: 9781800461130

eISBN: 9781800468054

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Adventures of Periwinkle Pig


A piglet sets off to discover the world

Periwinkle finds that it is very easy to have adventures when you’re an exploring piglet.

Following his childhood dream he sets off to travel to find places that haven’t even been discovered yet. On his way to the south coast of England he comes across an old house that seems to be haunted and he has to be rescued from the top of a very tall tree. He is a happy and friendly piglet and meets many interesting characters on his journey including a shy rabbit, a short-sighted owl and a pair of dancing camels.

Will his exploring dream come to an end when he discovers that the sea makes his legs and his tummy feel very strange?

This is a children's/middle grade book. This is told by a pig that is traveling all around. I really enjoyed this book. I love all the characters in this book. There where so many different characters in this book, and they where fun which made the book fun to read. This book the pig had some great fun during his travels. I really enjoyed this book. I do feel the book could have made the pig character more developed.

by NetGalley review

Periwinkle Pig is travelling to Egypt and beyond. To discover things and many different people. It is a grand adventure that you get to take as well. I enjoyed all whom Periwinkle met and discovered. Periwinkle learns something new everyday and you will too as you go on these adventures with Periwinkle the Pig.

by NetGalley review

I'm not a regular reader of children's books but I found this hugely enjoyable. Innocent fun that's perfectly pitched to stimulate a child's mind. Adventures, challenges, numerous characters and indomitable spirit. Periwinkle Pig would have been a superb addition to the library I read with my daughter when she was a toddler. Bedtime reading par excellence - I thoroughly recommend it!

by Jock Moore

Peter Cutler and Kath Kyle

Peter was a prolific writer. He wrote stories, factual articles, letters and even draft screenplays. Periwinkle was born in Peter's mind as a series of "read to at bedtime" stories for a child. He had talked about it for several years but there was never any sign that he had written any of his ideas down.

After he died in 2018 his daughter, Kath, came across many files of writing including a complete file labelled "Periwinkle". The file contained complete stories, part-written stories and lots of ideas for plots and characters.

Kath took the papers away with her and one Sunday afternoon sat down to read them. She loved it. It really made her smile. She remembered, as a child, her Dad reading to her at bedtime and their favourite book was Winnie the Pooh. It was clear that Peter had written Periwinkle in a similar style of gentle whimsy and that he had intended the story to be as entertaining for the adult reading it as for the child listening.

Kath decided that she would try to finish and publish the book in honour of her Dad. "The adventures of Periwinkle Pig" is the result of that labour of love.

Excitingly this book has only used part of the writing that Kath came across and there is every possibility that "The further adventures of Periwinkle Pig" will follow.

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