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New Pig in Town

Ready-to-Read Level 3

Book #1 of Fitch & Chip
Illustrated by Frank Ansley

About The Book

Level 3
Reading Proficiently

  • Rich vocabulary
  • More-challenging stories
  • Longer chapters

"Are you a wolf?" Chip asks. "Are you the big, bad kind?"
Fitch does have long, shaggy fur and tall, pointy ears.
If he is a wolf, should Chip be afraid?
Or can a pig and a wolf become friends?
Laugh along with this first funny book of Fitch and Chip's adventures.

About The Author

Photograph courtesy of the author

Lisa Wheeler has written many books for children, including The Pet Project, illustrated by Zachariah OHora; Spinster Goose, illustrated by Sophie Blackall; and People Don’t Bite People and People Share with People, both illustrated by Molly Idle. She lives with her family in Addison, Michigan. Visit her online at

About The Illustrator

Frank Ansley has illustrated four other books by Lisa Wheeler: Turk and Runt (starred in Booklist), Wool Gathering (starred in Publishers Weekly), and the first two books in the Fitch & Chip series, New Pig in Town and When Pigs Fly. Mr. Ansley and his wife, Pat, live in St. Helena, California.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (September 1, 2003)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689849503
  • Grades: 1 - 3
  • Ages: 6 - 8
  • Lexile ® 160L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award

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