Sedric and the Great Pig Rescue
Egmont Jelly Pie
Published March 5th 2015 £6.99
Egmont has acquired a new young fiction series by author and illustrator Angie Morgan for its Jelly Pie list.
Ali Dougal, fiction editorial director at Egmont, negotiated world rights from James Catchpole at the Catchpole Agency.
The series is aimed at readers aged 7-9 and is about a peasant called Sedric who lives with his parents and pet pig in a hamlet called Little Soggy-in-the-Mud.
The first book, Sinus and the Great Pig Rescue, will publish in spring 2015. The second book will follow later the same year.
“I’m a huge fan of Angie Morgan’s picture books, so I was thrilled when she approached us with this raucously funny young fiction series,” commented Ali Dougal. “Her hilarious artwork and cast of resourceful peasants and dastardly villains make a delicious combination.”
Morgan is the author and illustrator of several picture books, including Shouty Arthur, which Egmont will publish in March. Previous work includes Enormouse and Daisy's Big Dig for Frances Lincoln
Below are some of the reviews, written by Lovereading4kids members.
Sam Harper, age 11
There’s spying, breaking and entering and rat infested dungeons. It’s crazy and funny and brilliant. I loved the cartoon style illustrations and I romped through it in one go before starting it all over again. If you are a fan of Tom Gates, you’ll absolutely love this.
Faye Dawson, age 9
I was surprised by how funny this book was and I would recommend it to both boys and girls who enjoy a good laugh!
Belinda, Oliver and Lucy Brooke
We thought Sedric and the Great Pig Rescue by Angie Morgan was a great romp. Written in the voice every child reader will feel is their own, the story captures the absolute essence of what it’s like to be on the receiving end of unfair treatment and rules that make no sense. Better still, Sedric and his friends get the better of all their greedy, corrupt overlords and rescue their village from certain doom, with help from their not so crusty old Roman teacher and a mixture of clever stunts, daring deeds and just the right amount of mud, bottoms and mess to make the story funny and uplifting and thoroughly appealing to kids of all ages. Five to seven year olds will love this book!
Oliver Lonsdale, age 7
I liked the book because it was funny and had pictures to break up the story. I particularly liked the guards who were not very clever and the plumber who was a bit dodgy.
Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9
What a fantastic book. I read this in two nights as it was so enjoyable. Denzil the pig gets kidnapped and Sedric has to plan a black op
mission to rescue him from the Baron. Highly recommend to boys. This book is a bit of a cross between Tom Gates, Wimpy Kid and