genres: children's books, adventures, animals
Piggy Trotters had a long career in the corporate world at senior levels. He holds six degrees (yes 6) ranging from finance and business administration to counter-terrorism and international security. Piggy is a long time reader of Australian history, military history, terrorism and counter-terrorism. As part of his Masters degree in counter-terrorism at Macquarie University, Piggy wrote an extensive paper on the financing of terrorism.
Now retired, the child within Piggy is no longer restrained and has been unleashed with a vengeance. The concept of the book “Thir Franthith Thnake (an unauthorithed biography)” commenced with an idea from Piggy’s brother, Porky Trotters, some decades ago. That early idea has been expanded upon in more recent times by Piggy to create this complete story. If nothing else, it represents many hours of fun in putting it together and engaging others to participate in the process. Three cheers for Inma, the illustrator!
Thir Franthith Thnake follows the hilarious adventures of our hero, overcoming childhood adversity to develop into a mature and confident young adult, and a hero to all. Solve the Pig’s puzzle, focus on the curious “visions” our hero has, the meaning of which is only revealed in the climax. It’s a story of overcoming adversity, mateship, good triumphs over evil, and there’s an ugly duckling story.