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by Kathryn Lasky Illustrated by David Jarvis

Dr. 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 Wolf, 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!

6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades 1 - 3
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Comedy and Humor, Science Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Kathryn Lasky Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's body of work ranges from such critically acclaimed books as Beyond the Burning Time to the bestselling Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.
David Jarvis

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