Runtling the pig and his siblings narrowly escape the terrible fate of being sold at the market. While making their way across country, they learn all sorts of new things about themselves, about humans and about the world outside the farmyard.
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It seems that their troubles are over when they find an abandoned farm. Then the new owners take possession of their land and the pigs fear that their escape has been in vain.
But Nick and Polly Faraway have strange, alternative ideas about farming and a lifestyle which may work to the benefit of pigs and humans. Maybe there can be a happy ending after all!
'... a good book because it is full of adventure and has a good ending ... After reading this book, I think I will become a vegetarian. Pigs are not really dirty, smelly animals. They earn that reputation from the farmers. Pigs are actually more intelligent than dogs.'
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