Cover of Piggins and the Royal Wedding by Jane Yolen

Piggins and the Royal Wedding

The third Piggins book to be published. I wrote the books about Piggins because I love mystery stories and am also a great fan of the Masterpiece Theater series called “Upstairs, Downstairs.” I also wrote them especially for Jane Dyer who showed me her amazing drawings and won me over with her delicious and particular Victoriana style. In fact I would write more than those three Piggins book if Jane Dyer, had not said “Only if it is Piggins on the Titanic.” You see, while it takes me about six weeks to write one of the stories, it takes her about eight months–with hard research–to produce the art work for each book. But perhaps one day Jane Dyer will say “More Piggins!” just like many of my fans. And then I will write “Piggins Noel” or perhaps “Piggins and the Highland Fling.” Can’t you see him in a Scottish kilt? I think his mother was a McSwine. Or maybe “Piggins by the Sea” dressed in an old-fashioned bathing costume. A Junior Library Guild Award winner.