Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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When the summer heat becomes too unbearable for little Amanda, she has to find a clever plan to cool down and quick, in a charming tale about a determined little pig and her quest for comfort.

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User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

What to do on a very hot summer day. Read full review

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User Review  - The Reading Countess - Goodreads

This early reader chapter book is the tale of a pig and, you guessed it, a really hot day. Gardening is miserable, sitting around watching the boys build a fort is miserable (not the least of which is ... Read full review

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Jean Van Leeuwen was born in 1937 and grew up in the town of Rutherford, New Jersey. After high school she attended Syracuse University, where she majored in journalism, thinking she would like to work on a magazine. Van leeuwen did work for a magazine briefly, then drifted into book publishing, where she found herself in the world of childrenżs books, as an editor. She decided to try her hand at writing children's books and so took a writing class.Eventually, her first book, Timothy's Flower, was published. Since then, Van Leeuwen has written more than forty books. In her spare time she teaches a Writers' Workshop for adults and visit schools to talk about books. She also volunteers in a first-grade classroom, where she helps children with their writing. Van Leeuwen has written books that have won a wide array of honors, including the William Allen White Award, the South Carolina Childrenżs Book Award, and the Booklist Editorsż Choices.

Jean Van Leeuwen lives in Westchester, New York.

Ann Schweninger lives in Ancram, New York.

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