Pigling

A Cinderella Story [A Korean Tale]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

From a life filled with heartache and hardship, comes an unmatched beauty destined for a fairy-tale ending: Pear Blossom, a young Korean girl, leads a happy life with her parents—until her mother dies and her father remarries. Her new wicked stepmother and stepsister make Pear Blossom the victim of their cruelty. They give her the nickname Pigling, or little pig, and do everything they can to torture her. But soon, magical creatures come to Pear Blossom’s aid—and one day, the girl meets a handsome magistrate. Will Pear Blossom’s luck change for the better? Or is she destined to suffer at her stepfamily’s hands forever?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-58013-825-3
Temporarily out of stock
$9.99 $9.99 OS
978-0-76134-647-0
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels, Nonfiction
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2008-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.3
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
BISACS JNF052030, JNF062000
Dewey 741.5'973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.375 x 9.25
Lexile 620
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 122715
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Original artwork, Pronunciation guide, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • CBC Children's Choices, Winner, 2009

Reviews

Booklist

“This graphic-novel adaptation is a fine marriage of art and text, neither outshining the other. Emotions emanate from facial expressions, especially evident in Pear Blossom’s gradual emotional change, which helps draw readers into the story, and brightly colored panels further enhance the experience. A delightful read from the Graphic Myths & Legends series.” —Booklist

Library Media Connection

“This Korean tale is another version of the Cinderella story. The colorful and dramatic paintings depict the homes and lifestyles of ancient Koreans.” —Library Media Connection

Author: Dan Jolley

Aside from the books Dan Jolley has done for Lerner, he has also published a series of original YA novels called Alex Unlimited, as well as teen and junior novelizations for the movies Iron Man and Transformers 2. Dan has published hundreds of comic books from Marvel, DC, and most of the other major publishers in the country.

Illustrator: Anne Timmons

Anne was born in Portland, Oregon, and received her BFA from Oregon State University. In addition to her collaboration with Trina Robbins on the Lulu Award-winning GoGirl!, Anne's work includes the Eisner-nominated Dignifying Science and Pigling: A Cinderella Story for Lerner's Graphic Myths and Legends series. She has illustrated and painted covers for children's books and provided interior and cover art for regional and national magazines, including Wired, Portland Review, and Comic Book Artist. Anne's art also appears in the anthology 9-11: Artists Respond and is now in the Library of Congress.

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Graphic Myths and Legends

Supreme artwork and storytelling are the hallmarks of Lerner Publishing Group’s Graphic Universe imprint. With art and text created by experienced graphic novel authors and artists―who also work for publishers such as DC and Marvel―using traditional drawings, coloring, and… View available downloads →