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Hogula: Dread Pig of Night
     

Hogula: Dread Pig of Night

by Jean Gralley
 

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Look out! Hogula is a vampire pig on the loose. Every night he roams the city, snorting the necks of people who are up past their bedtimes and putting them into a deep piggie snooze. Life is high-on-the-hog for this porcine fiend. And yet, something is missing: Hogula is lonely.

One stormy night, Hogula hears a knock on his door. A mysterious girl named Elvis

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Look out! Hogula is a vampire pig on the loose. Every night he roams the city, snorting the necks of people who are up past their bedtimes and putting them into a deep piggie snooze. Life is high-on-the-hog for this porcine fiend. And yet, something is missing: Hogula is lonely.

One stormy night, Hogula hears a knock on his door. A mysterious girl named Elvis Ann has tracked him down, and Hogula can't wait to snort her into a deep piggie snooze. But Elvis Ann is no ordinary mortal...Hogula soon discovers that he's met his match—and perhaps even found a new friend.

This clever spoof is ideal for Halloween or any time of year.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Not everyone's cup of tea for a bedtime story perhaps, but this book will surely be a hit with youngsters with a sense of humor. "He's Here! He's There!-Everywhere! And when he finds you, he'll snort you into a deep piggie snooze!" There is only one problem for the Dreaded Hogula-he wants some friends. When Igoretta, his faithful servant, suggests that he go to "the Princes Mall" to look for one, Hogula hooks up with the equally terrifying Elvis Ann, Dread Queen of Kissyface, known for her horrifying "slurpy and noisy and tickly and gross" kisses. They are "made-for-each-other" buddies, and now roam neighborhoods together looking for victims up past their bedtimes: "(kissy slurp!) (snort snort!)." This is a lively, modern tale with several pig puns, hip talk, and jokes scattered throughout. The cartoonlike gouache-and-ink illustrations convey perfectly the tongue-in-cheek fun. Although set on Halloween night, this is more than a holiday book. It's a great bedtime adventure for the brave!-Judith Constantinides, East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805071641
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 11.76(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jean Gralley is the staff artist for Crichet magazine and the illustrator of And Twelve Chinese Acrobats by Jane Yolen. She lives outside of Washington, D.C. This is the first picture book that she has written and illustrated.

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