Wagner’s books are wonderful stories for children who travel, plan to travel, or can only wish to travel. This adventure series of chapter books for grade-school children provides adventure and hearty laughs with cultural lessons that are educational and enlightening. For children and parents who love to learn and love the world. – Amazon Review
Sir Pigglesworth’s Adventures in Pigonia:
The Story of Sir Pigglesworth as a Young Piglet,
with Pirate Battles! (Toddler-Level Violence)
[Illustrated Chapter Book for Children Ages 6-10]
The Royal Dragonfly Awards 1st Place Winner in the Children’s Chapter Book category takes readers to the island nation of Pigonia, where we learn how young Spencer Hoggbottom, Esquire became the famous Sir Pigglesworth!
In the Atlantic Ocean, a colony of royal pigs lived peacefully for over 200 years. Suddenly, little piglets were getting pig-napped, and the scurvy pirates led by the infamous Captain Phineas Nastybeard were seen coming ashore from pirate ships. The pigs of Pigonia had no way to protect themselves until Admiral Cornelius Snout and Reginald Hoggbottom of New York led a heroic rescue mission!
A year later, Spencer, AKA Sir Pigglesworth, was born in Pigonia, and the little pig lived a happy life of playing with friends and playing pranks for over 5 years… until Spencer and his friends spot the Jolly Roger pirate flag coming over the horizon and Nastybeard, Peg Leg McGee and the rest of the pirate horde arrive in the cove, looking for more piglets to kidnap. Armed with only the usual pig “weapons”, like mud-balls, tomatoes, potatoes, and rubber bullets, can Admiral Snout, Spencer, and the royal pigs save the piglets and defeat the nasty pirates…?!
The Sir Pigglesworth Adventure Series has quickly become a favorite of teachers, parents, and grandparents for teaching kids about geography and cultures, and kids can’t get enough of the funny pig and his crazy adventures. Next stop… beautiful sandy beaches and luxury, in Sir Pigglesworth’s Adventures in Bermuda!
About the Author
After being in the medical field for 35 years, JoAnn Wagner became an author of children’s books in 2014. Her journey as an author began in May 2014 when her pastor gave the church members a pink flying pig stress ball and asked them to post pictures on Facebook so the congregation would know where they are spending their vacation (kind of like Flat Stanley). Instead of posting pictures of herself, she asked everyone she met if she could take their picture and post it.
People loved meeting Sir Pigglesworth and they smiled and laughed, telling her how adorable they thought he was. She started posting little quotes with the pig doing various fun things and soon her friends and her followers told her they and their kids were looking forward to seeing what Sir Pigglesworth was up to next…A STAR WAS BORN!
JoAnn says “I can’t believe I’m a published author! It was the furthest thing from my mind when I considered what my retirement would be like. I love doing book signings at local bookstores and readings at schools, libraries, daycare centers and churches.”
JoAnn and her husband live in Mesquite, TX and they travel a lot with their hoofed friend to do research for his adventures. She has published 8 books in the series so far with more to come!
She’s having the time of her life – come share it with her!