“There is,” said the marzipan pig, “such sweetness in me!”
From the inimitable team of Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, the pair behind Captain Najork and The Twenty Elephant Restaurant, comes an enchanting story of a little pig made of marzipan. Fallen behind the sofa, nobody hears the lost marzipan pig’s cries for help.
And, after many months, a mouse discovers him and eats him up, having never known such sweetness. But a longing to be loved passes from the marzipan pig to the mouse … and so begins a curious chain of events featuring a dancing owl, a glowing taxi meter, a buzzing bee and a pinky-orange hibiscus flower – all triggered by the little lost marzipan pig. Each encounter more wonderful and more romantic than the last, just how far will the marzipan’s sweetness travel?
- Russell Hoban explores themes of love and its redeeming power as he did in his much-loved, highly-regarded children’s classic, The Mouse and His Child.
- Quentin Blake’s freshly coloured illustrations breathe new life into the story – making the little marzipan pig pink for the very first time.
- Humorous and adventurous, but also gently philosophical in its message about the interconnectedness of things. Children will love the sweet and surprising interactions between the different characters of the story.