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by Caroline Fairless | Children's Books
Registered by winggypsysmomwing of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 10/9/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by winggypsysmomwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Sunday, October 09, 2011

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I went looking for books at Aqua Books, my favourite used book store which is closing (or transforming) soon and selling off its books at half-price. I particularly wanted a book about a pig for the Monopoly challenge (I'll explain why in the release notes). This seemed to fit the bill and I was particularly pleased to find a chapter book.

It's a story about a boy named Jeremy who lives on a farm in Vermont and his special pig, Hambone. 

Journal Entry 2 by winggypsysmomwing at Fort Whyte Alive in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Monday, October 10, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (10/9/2011 UTC) at Fort Whyte Alive in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada


I left this book on a bench in front of the Fort Whyte main building.

To market, to market to buy a fat pig;
Home again, home again jiggety-jig.

Team Train landed on the Market square for Round 11 and this nursery rhyme immediately popped into my head. Fort Whyte may not seem like a conventional market but part of the operation at this nature centre is Fort Whyte Farms. Last year we bought ham and pork roasts from their pasture-raised Berkshire hogs (which were delicious, far better than conventional pork from a supermarket). So when I was thinking of a place that celebrates pigs Fort Whyte popped into my mind. Since it is also a place that lots of children like to go I am hoping that some young person will pick up this book.

There is also a somewhat esoteric tie in with our team which is Team Train. Fort Whyte was named after William Whyte who worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). This link is a brief history of how Fort Whyte was named.  

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