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LIBERTY - A ROUSING TALE OF DANGER ON THE HIGH SEAS

When Santiago is thrust into the farm's pigsty, Penelope is captivated by Santiago Talbert's boast, -I plan to sail the Seven Seas.- Together, these extraordinary pigs escape the farm and cross into the land of Liberty, a parallel world where an intelligent human or animal can get ahead. They follow their dream to Bost
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Hardcover, 220 pages
Published July 19th 2016 by Mims House
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Megalion
This is a fun read for kids along the lines of the Redwall or Rescuers series.

There's very little violence. The only one that comes to mind that might be disturbing for young children is the scene where a dog kills 3 kits. But it's not out of place. A fact of nature instance needed to drive home the point the dangers of the "wider world".

Works either as a read aloud to those who can't read at this level yet or for any kids who do.

Thank you to the publisher for the advance readers review copy o
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Angie Quantrell
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chapter-books
I was totally surprised to find out the main characters were pigs! Loved it! This story was full of twists and turns and unexpected events. Pigs? As mapmaker and working on ships? I found it very interesting that talking animals and humans came together in this tale of high adventure. Fun! Love the character names and mixing of farm, city, and pirate life.
Laura
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Darcy Pattison’s newest children’s fiction book, Liberty takes place in a fantasy world. Once the characters cross over into a land called Liberty, man and animal understand and work with each other. The animals become humanlike as they use utensils to eat, wear human clothing and have to work to earn money to pay for life’s necessities.

The novel starts out in a barn yard with the arrival of a new pig. SanitagoTalbert is unlike any pig Penelope pig has ever seen. He is a proud Berkshire pig with
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Andrex
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Transport yourself to the farmyard of Farmer MacDonald. A wagon has arrived and is backing up to the pigsty. Penelope Grace, a Hampshire and yearling pig, is wondering what lies beyond the farm. She remembers seeing this cart last year and her siblings being loaded on it never to return. Would the new litter of piglets be going on it? This time, no! Instead out comes Santiago Talbert, a Berkshire boar, who declares that he is not staying long but instead planning on sailing the Seven Seas. Havin ...more
Anny Rusk
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Liberty is an engaging, original, soulful tale. (Fans of E. B. White stories such as Charlotte's Web and Trumpet of the Swan run to buy this book.)

Penelope and Santiago are the pig protagonists of Liberty. Preferring to be sailors instead of bacon, they escape Farmer MacDonald's pigsty and set out to find Liberty, a parallel world where intelligent animals and humans are considered equals.

Leaving the pigsty turns out to be the easy part. While searching for Liberty, the pair must learn to forage
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Olivia
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Liberty" is a delightful middle grade novel about freedom, doing the "right thing," and adventure. Penelope is a pig on MacDonald's farm with her parents and their new piglets. For some reason, she was kept while the rest of her litter was taken away. This becomes clear when a new pig, Santiago, arrives on the farm. Santiago dreams big- he wants to sail around the world. Penelope agrees with him, as it is certainly better than breeding or becoming bacon. They hatch a plan to escape and do, gett ...more
Robyn
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW. Ms. Pattison's Liberty engages from page one. Strong sentences and vivid language make this book stand out from the rest. Her characters are rich and fully complement each other. We're told that we must make our animal characters childlike. She has scored an A+ with that one. My favorite character is Santiago. I mean, who doesn't want to be a sailor when you're young? The plot is filled with tension and conflict as Santiago and Penelope search for Liberty. They run into treacherous characte ...more
Victoria Lees
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The trials and tribulations of those who wish to go to sea.
Liberty by Darcy Pattison is a middle grade adventure story on the high seas. Pattison mixes the animal and human worlds in Liberty, a magical place where intelligence rules and discovery of secrets can be found.

The protagonists in this story are Penelope and Santiago, a pair of curious and intelligent pigs. They find the courage to leave behind what they know, their pig sty, their home, to seek the “wider world” and the ocean, to beco
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Cynthia Reeg
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In an enchanting tale of adventurous pigs, meet Penelope and Santiago. The two young pigs yearn for excitement and dream of sailing the high seas. Together they set out, facing numerous trials before venturing into a parallel world where animals live much like humans. They achieve their quest for navigating the waters and encounter both friends and foes. Ultimately, they risk their own lives in defense of innocent creatures, proving themselves valiant pigs indeed. This imaginative glimpse into a ...more
Diane Nichol
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Liberty is an original and exciting middle grade fantasy adventure with a great heart. The story of Penelope and Santiago, two pigs who escape from the farm to follow their dream to become sailors, would make a great read-aloud. Or a read-by-yourself book for a child who would love the adventure and quirky animal characters of Redwall, but isn't quite ready for that intensity or reading level. In addition to the delightfully drawn characters, and the non-stop adventure, I was really charmed by t ...more
Quinn Cole
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another terrific work from Darcy Pattison, Liberty delivers pirates, pigs, selfless heroics, animal villains and high seas adventures! What more could kids and their parents want? Fun, satisfying and definitely piggy! Enjoy!
Theresa Upshur
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
This book has the feel of Charlotte's Web but with more adventure, more teeth. Great for those who like classics. Middle Grade ...more
Delphine Durst
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast-paced and funny, this middle grader book will delight any fan of animals and adventures!
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DARCY PATTISON (www.darcypattison.com) is published in ten languages.

Children’s book author Darcy Pattison writes award-winning fiction and non-fiction books for children. Her works have received starred PW, Kirkus, and BCCB reviews. Awards include the Irma Black Honor award, five NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books, Eureka! Nonfiction Honor book, Junior Library Guild selections, and NCTE Notabl
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