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One Pig Went For a Drive [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Alan Durant , Tor Freeman
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3 April 2009
One pig, one journey - and one very unreliable motorcar!

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; 1 edition (3 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405022078
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405022071
  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 779,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My first books were about teenage life and came from my own experiences and concerns - I was fourteen when I discovered the immense and liberating power of writing and it was my main stay during my largely unhappy teenage years. I wasn't that interested in writing at primary school - I wanted to be a footballer - but I always loved reading. I was a big fan of The Narnia books by C S Lewis, Michael Hardcastle's football stories and Enid Blyton's Famous Five series My favourite books of all were a Mannchester United Football Year Book from 1969 signed "To Alan from George Best" (my all-time hero) and Meriol Trevor's The King of the Castle that I came across quite by chance looking along a library shelf one day. These books are still my most treasured possessions and were the biggest inspiration to me to become a writer.

I've written nearly eighty books now and most of them started as stories I made up to entertain my three children and their friends. I've won a number of prizes, most recently The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books for the picture book Billy Monster's Daymare. I write lots of different styles of books and for a wide age-range - from teenage thrillers to picture books. I also write poetry for children and adults. I've written spooky books, science-fiction, school stories, funny stories, horror (but not much because it scares me!), thrillers, football... Writing different styles of story about all sorts of different subjects keeps me on my toes and helps to entertain me. That's the first rule of being a writer: you have to entertain yourself - otherwise how can you hope to entertain anyone else?

My work was featured in the BBC series English Express, which won a Children's Bafta Award. I also appeared in two programmes in the award-winning Let's Write A Story series. I am a National Reading Campaign Reading Champion and a frequent visitor to schools, libraries and festivals around the UK and abroad where I give talks and readings and run writing workshops. I am a member of NAWE and The Society of Authors. I used to do all my writing in a garden shed, but I moved to Brighton in January 2010 and had to leave my shed behind. Maybe I'll find a beach hut to scribble in...

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Harry Pig is driving into town in his shiny blue motorcar, but it keeps on breaking down. Luckily he meets some friends along the way. They help him get that car back on the road again and everyone hops in to share the ride. But it isn't long before - Crash Bash! Bing Bang! Clanga-langa-clunk! - Harry's car is beyond repair. Now how will he get home? A wonderfully rhythmic, comic tale featuring five cheerful pigs.

About the Author

Alan Durant has written over forty books for children of all ages - from pre-school to teenage.These include GOAL! (978-0-3304-3654-0) and the ever popular picture book, FOOTBALL FEVER (978-1-4050-5566-6). Alan frequently visits schools to perform, give talks and run workshops. He is passionate about reading, football and Manchester United! Tor Freeman studied illustration at Kingston University and this is her second book for Macmillan. Her first AMBROSE GOES FOR GOLD (978- 0-2305-3146-8) published earlier this year and marked her debut as an author/illustrator. Tor lives and works in London.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Well loved book 3 Jan 2013
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If I ask my Grandson which story he would like at bed time, he is almost sure to ask for One Pig Went For a Drive!!! He loves it. The story is good, pictures are lovely and the characters are brilliant. He used to like making the sounds of the car when it was having trouble. It has humour and I can't see him parting with it for some time to come. Highly recommended. Worth 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A firm favourite 26 May 2011
My 2 year old son loves this book, asking to be read at least once a day (if not more!). Nicely illustrated, a good book to share with little ones.
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My almost 3 year old daughter loves this book, since borrowing it from the library I've been having to read it multiple times at bedtime at her request! Therefore i'm buying a copy before she notices the book has gone back to the library!
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