AND A PIG
For ages 7 to 11
|Albert Whitman & Co., 1994, still in print
What’s it like to have
a deaf father? As Conan explains, it’s not so different—but it’s always
interesting. Conan tells how his father, Henry Kisor, learned to read
and speak, made his way through public schools, and grew up to be a
newspaper editor and author. Conan also describes the challenges of
lipreading and the technological advances that have made communication
easier for his dad.
A retelling of What’s That Pig Outdoors? for
children, it was co-written with Kisor’s wife, Deborah Abbott, an
elementary school librarian and veteran children’s book critic.
and mishaps show a man who views deafness not as a handicap, but a
challenge, and lend immediacy to a topic that otherwise might not
capture the interest of most children,” said School Library Journal.