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  • Published: 15 October 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761340024
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $16.99

Nanny Piggins and the Origin Story




Charming, funny and absurdly good - find out where it all began in the prequel to The Adventures of Nanny Piggins.

Before she was Nanny, Sarah Piggins's story began as any other piggy tale might. Stuck in a stye with her thoroughly no-good siblings, Sarah longs for freedom, adventure and a chomp of an especially good chocolate cake. When Mother leaves for a job on a billionaire's yacht, the Pigginses are faced with two options: fend for themselves, or become bacon sandwiches.

Luckily, Sarah Piggins is no ordinary piglet. Gifted with a flair for fashion and her mother's baking prowess, she soon becomes one of the most sought-after cakemakers in the region. But when her lazy, good-for-nothing siblings end up at the local circus, Sarah is forced to use all her agility, flexibility and cunning to trap them in the lion's cage (the lion was in there as well, but he had the good sense to sit quietly in the corner avoiding eye contact with them. Being a lion, he recognised an apex predator when he saw one.)

Sarah's spectacular feat is met with thunderous applause, and captures the eye of the most despicable ringmaster to have ever lived. And thus, Sarah's fate – and that of the delightful cast of circus performers – is changed forever . . .

  • Published: 15 October 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761340024
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

R.A. Spratt

R.A. Spratt was born in the UK and lived in Dursley, Gloucestershire – a town immortalised by Harry Potter’s deeply unpleasant relatives – until she was two years old. Then, like many ambitious English people cursed with regional accents so strong no other British person can take them seriously, her family moved to Australia.

The tedium of growing up in the western suburbs of Sydney was fertiliser to the growth of R.A.’s imagination. The only thing for a kid to do was get on a bicycle and go to the library, so R.A. Spratt did just that. Once there, she read everything, devouring the books of Arthur Ransome, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Robin Klein and Judy Blume, and audiotapes of Shakespeare productions and Sherlock Holmes dramatisations. And so, her young mind was formed, and set on the path of becoming the extraordinary author she is today.

Now based in Bowral NSW, she's the bestselling writer of dozens of absurd and witty books including Friday Barnes, The Adventures of Nanny Piggins, The Peski Kids and the Shockingly and Astonishingly Good Stories collections. Her podcast, Bedtime Stories with R.A. Spratt, has had over 4 million downloads and connects R.A. with story-lovers across the globe.

For more information, visit raspratt.com

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