Coll and His White Pig by Lloyd Alexander
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
None of the magic of The Black Cauldron or The Castle of Llyr; Coll and Hen-Wen are quite flat, and the story is sappy rather than exciting and dramatic. I usually like the illustration of Evaline Ness too (although they are very old fashioned) but in this case they were equally uninteresting. Coll is based on a character from Welsh folklore who was known as one of the three powerful swineherds of the island of Britain; that fact is as interesting as the whole book. Very disappointing.
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