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Baglio, Ben M.
New York : Scholastic, 1999.
IL 3-6, RL 5.6
ISBN 0590187562
Young Mandy Hope lives at Animal Ark Veterinary Clinic where she helps her parents, veterinarians Adam and Emily Hope, treat animals of all shapes and sizes.  When Mandy lays eyes on Ruby, the runt in a new litter of piglets at Graystones Farm, it's love at first sight.  In fact, Ruby is such a charmer she's even won the heart of Mandy' classmate, the rough and tough Brandon Gill.  Unfortunately, Brandon's father who's the owner of Graystones Farm, does not feel the same.  He says there's no place on his farm for a runt like Ruby.  What's worse, he tells his son Brandon to "get rid of her- tonight!"  Mandy, Brandon, and their friend James set out on a desperate mission to save Ruby's life.  They hide her in an old playpen they discovered in the back of the Gill's barn but how long will they be able to keep this secret from Brandon's father?  Can a piglet who's raised in playpen become a prize-winning pig? To find out if Mandy, Brandon, and James are able to turn Ruby the runt into a prize-winning pig, read Piglet in a Playpen, the ninth book in Ben Baglio's Animal Ark series.  (Jana Davis,
SUBJECTS:      Pigs -- Fiction.
                        Veterinarians -- Fiction.


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