The Pig War

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The Pig War

The Pig War When his parents send him to remote Mobray Island for a summer with his curmudgeonly grandfather bookish Kell thinks his time is going to be a boring bust But he and his boisterous sister Grace are q

  • Title: The Pig War
  • Author: Mark Holtzen
  • ISBN: 9781475051360
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Paperback
  • When his parents send him to remote Mobray Island for a summer with his curmudgeonly grandfather, bookish Kell thinks his time is going to be a boring bust But he and his boisterous sister Grace are quickly drawn into events from the island s past The Pig War of 1859 What was The Pig War Did pigs actually fight What if Kell and Grace are caught with the buried revolverWhen his parents send him to remote Mobray Island for a summer with his curmudgeonly grandfather, bookish Kell thinks his time is going to be a boring bust But he and his boisterous sister Grace are quickly drawn into events from the island s past The Pig War of 1859 What was The Pig War Did pigs actually fight What if Kell and Grace are caught with the buried revolver they ve uncovered And why does their grandfather go fishing without his fishing gear By summer s end Kell learns that Mobray Island holds adventure than he bargained for shady ancestors, shadier neighbors, and even some discoveries about himself.

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    1. Ken Hunt on said:

      Mark Holtzen is one of the most well liked teachers at my daughters alma mater and he has written a must read for any kid in the Pacific Northwest.

    2. Jayme Swallow on said:

      [Cross-post at my blog: myabsolutelyridiculouslife.blo]When I joined , one of the first things I loved, ya know, besides the whole thing about it being a website for books, was the giveaway section. For real? Free books? I was all in. Still am, if you want to send any my way! :)The first book I received was The Pig War by Mark Holtzen. In exchange for the free book, they like the reader to review it. Perfect. I review all the books I read anyway! But since I did get this book for free, I took re [...]

    3. Beverly on said:

      The Pig War is a sweet predictable story of a young teen, Kell, who is determined to be mopey and unhappy the whole time he is forced to live with the eccentric grandfather he has never met. With his parents stuck in South America, Kell and his sister are sent to their grandfather's home on a small remote island in northern WA. Kell was unhappy to start with, but when he discovers that the island lacks most of the electronic, cultural and athletic activities he loves, he becomes grumpy and uncoo [...]

    4. Laurie Cameron on said:

      Twelve-year-old Kell is not happy when he and his younger sister, Gracie, are sent to Mobray Island for the summer to stay with their grandfather, a terse, grumpy old man who seems to care more about his garden and goin’ fishin’ than his grandchildren. But his vivacious younger sister takes it all in stride, enjoying the unfettered freedom to go anywhere she wants, donning her flaming red cape and looking for adventure. The two kids inadvertently find an old pistol with the initials R.F.M. e [...]

    5. Pam Thomas on said:

      The Pig War relates to an event in 1855 which took place between San Juan and the Islands between Canada.As a short story it captures the imagination yet shows how each person has to change their views by finding out about themselves.By reading this story you find yourself envelopes in a learning process which helps and educates you, defined by the character of each person,m yet at the same time explains in detail how the Pig Wars came about and how the people who were involved, challenged and q [...]

    6. Laura on said:

      Really enjoyed this book. Even though the setting is across the continent from where I am, Mobray Island has a lot of similaries to Pelee, a small island in Lake Erie. The ferry on the cover design looked very familiar, and coincidentally, my niece who grew up on our island shares the unusual name Bernadette with the island's librarian in Pig War. The plot moved along at a nice pace and the characters quickly felt like friends. Suitable for everyone.

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