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Illustrations and words by

Sarah M. Bjørn
Annette W. Bjørn



First published in Denmark

Text and illustrations, Copyright by Sarah M. Bjørn and Annette W.Bjørn

The words and illustrations are made with Times New Roman at AWB
Printed at AWB.

Printed in Danmark

ISBN: 87-0804-143

All Rights reserved



Gysse opened his little piggy eyes and looked around. He was lying on a bed of hay, along with a bunch of other little piggies.
His mum bend over him and licked his face;” Welcome to the world Gysse,” she said and smiled down at him,” come and get something to eat.” She placed a little cap on his head and moved on to the next little pig.


Gysse starred at the other piglets, milling around on top of each other to get near the food.
”Ewwwww”, Gysse would have none of that mess, he could get himself something to eat.

Carefully he snug backwards, farther and farther into freedom.
When his little legs felt grass instead of hay, he danced a little piggy-dance and started his journey into the carefree life.


The cleaver pig he was, he went towards the city, which was where the food would be.
He wasn’t quite sure what piglets normally ate, but he felt like meat…..potatoes and vegetables was fine, but just as a side dish, the meat was what made his little gums water.

After what felt like a lifetime of running for tiny pigs’ legs, Gysse arrived at the city.

It looked big for such a small pig and Gysse shivered a little, thinking about what the city could give to a newborn piglet.

”Well, no whining,” he thought, and drug himself up to his 1 foot height, snout in the air, ”you are a cleaver pig, you can find food and survive in the city.”

With his little head held high, Gysse trotted into the city.
There were a lot of different smells, all of them new to Gysses little snout. But the smell of MEAT, that was one he knew.

”HA”, Gysse thought as he was standing outside the shop that smelled so nicely of meat. ”All kinds of meat”, went through Gysses brain, and as he was a pig on a mission, he jumped on tiptoe up the five steps to Butcher Madsen’s butcher shop.

Inside the shop there was a wonderful smell.
Gysse stopped and took a sniff, snout held high.
It smelled of MEAT.

Roast pork and sausages, smells that Gysse recognised, even if he was only a few hours old.

”Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, come out, come out”, Gysse almost drooled with happiness and expectation as he said the words to the rows of roasts and sausages that was lying in the counter, all fresh and nice, just what a little piglet needed.

He opened his mouth and hoped that the meat would somehow fall into it, when he heard a new noise.


”A piglet”, a voice screamed, high above Gysses head.
Gysse made his head and his open mouth move towards the sound, and then saw the most horrible sight, that he had seen in his four hour old piglet life.
A very round man, in T-shirt, white trousers and a big splotchy apron, stood infront of him, a meat cleaver held high in his right hand.
“Piglets makes the best meat”, the voice screamed and then all hell broke lose.

”Squeak, squeak”, Gysse screamed; when the heavy butcher knife approached his innocent little pig head. He jumped the best his little pig legs would do, away from the knife. Unfortunately he ended up in a corner, and he felt trapped like never before.

”Have MERCYYYYYY”; Gysse screamed with the best and most convincing piglet howl, he could come up with,”I am a newborn piglet, that just crave some meat.”

Madsen The Butcher – it was him… Gysses future friend/enemy…. Starred at the little pig, standing there on his little hind legs, pressed, with all the signs of horror edged into his little snout.
”Pigs do not eat pork”, he answered in a tired tone,”pork comes from pig”.


”Maybe I am a special pig,” Gysse mumbled and looked up to see watch the Butchers eyes;” a happy, nice, non-racial, flower loving, but meat-loving pig?”

Madsen the Butcher lowered his big knife and ran his hand over his moustache and beard.” Maybe you are,” he answered, not ever thinking about the strange that he could understand pig speak” Lets give it a try.”

Madsen the Butcher grabbed a sausage from the counter and threw it towards Gysse that with a perfect pig jump cached it in his mouth, and with a few chews of his gums, ate the sausage.

With a hopeful look on his little piggy face he closed his eyes and opened his mouth.

Madsen the Butcher starred at the little pig with the big toothless mouth, and threw a pork chop in his direction.
Even with his eyes closed, Gysse made a perfect piggy jump, caught the pork chop and crushed it in his gums at record time.

”Am I a special pig?,” Gysse asked after swallowing the pork chop, petted his belly, and was back on all fours, his little cap back on his little piggy head.


”You are a strange pig” Madsen the Butcher answered,” I have never heard of a meat eating pig. Pigs are supposed to eat leftovers and porridge and stuff like that.”

”Ewww eeeeewwwww eeeeeWWWWW”, Gysse wailed,” how can you people do that to us pigs?” ”We are cute, happy dancing animals and you molest us!!!”
He stuck out his little tongue and spit, as if he had tasted the foul pig food.

”Hmmmm”; Madsen the butcher thought,” Maybe I can use this piglet for something special.”
He carefully went for the butcher knife with one hand and Gysse with the other, his evil little eyes shining with greed.

But the clever little pig Gysse were, he gave an enormous piggy scream, then jumped around the Butcher and galloped out the Butcher shop.

“Some day”, Madsen the Butcher yelled,” one day I will get my hands on you, and then it will be pork roast, sausages and pork chops I will get from you!”

At the same time Gysse was heading towards the farm where his Mum awaited, he had the thought that when he had grown a little, he could return to the city and the shop with all the great meat.

”And who knows, maybe there is meat on the farm too”. That was his last thought, before he snug back into the barn with the hay, the other piglets and his Mum, and she smiled at him, gave him a kiss on the snout and found him a spot with the food.


( 22 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 31st, 2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
it's super sweetie. You can maybe at a artist here to create the drawings for the book. You want to ask after at a editor? or you keep it in this style? I love its cool.

Im the first to comment i believe. Love.
Jan. 31st, 2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
Awwww thanks Love♥
No, the drawings are Sarahs, she made them, so they are not going to change;)
We just do it for fun, having all those evening text talks with ideas, soo we´ll see how much more we´ll do.
Yes you are the first one;)
Jan. 31st, 2013 02:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, that was fab! Funny and lovely! The illustrations are wonderful! Did Sarah draw those or both of you? Brilliant! I look forward to reading more!
Jan. 31st, 2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
Awww thank you darling♥
So happy that you like, I told Sarah about your comment here and she is really pleased, you being a real writer and all.
The illustrations are all Sarahs, I can´t draw to save my life;)
Thank you for your lovely words here.
Jan. 31st, 2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
Aww, you've made my day by considering me a 'real writer'! Thanks, sweetie! I also can't draw to save my life, so please tell Sarah I think she is very talented at both words and pictures!

Did you get my PM thanking you for the earrings? They came yesterday - I absolutely love them! *hugs tightly*
Feb. 1st, 2013 03:35 pm (UTC)
Meep you are so sweet..and I am sure the real term is a "Real Author".....(told my Mum about your book and that I needed to translate it so that she can read it;)
Yes thank you..I am soooooo happy that you like the earrings..
I have just bought a load of new pearls, french hooks, spacers and stuff, so please What are your favorite colours?? I would love to make more earrings for you....
Feb. 1st, 2013 04:06 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you! And Sarah is truly very talented at drawing!

Oh gosh, more earrings?! You are AMAZING! *hugs tight* My favourite colours are pink, purple, and turquoise, and I love autumn-y colours like greens and browns! My hair alternates between pink, purple and blue so I always choose earrings that contrast with it! Thank you so much, sweetie!
Jan. 31st, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
What adorable drawings! You two are so talented! :)
Feb. 1st, 2013 03:29 pm (UTC)
Awww thank you darling, Sarah made the drawings she is so proud that people like them;)
Feb. 1st, 2013 04:17 pm (UTC)
Such a cute and adorable idea! Congrats to you and Sarah!

Keep on going!
Feb. 2nd, 2013 11:18 am (UTC)
Thank you so much Sunshine, I´ll tell Sarah.
Feb. 1st, 2013 04:19 pm (UTC)
this is amazing! great work, girls!!! +hugs you both+
Feb. 2nd, 2013 11:19 am (UTC)
Awwwww thanks Darling♥♥♥
Sarah is so excided about what you think, she´ll be so happy♥
Kisses and love♥
Feb. 2nd, 2013 11:54 am (UTC)
Wow! I'm so very impressed with Sarah's drawings! Those are really adorable and so very well done! Gyss is just the coolest pig ever! (Even Piglet can't compare this cutness!:) )
I really loved your story, it is so very fun and interesting. I can't wait to read more of Gyss's adventures.
(Just a question; how can it be 4 years old if he is a newborn?)

Just go on! Both of you!
Feb. 2nd, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
Awwww thank you Sweetie, we are so happy you like it♥
Gysse really is the cutest pig ever....
We are planing out the next book right now;)
MEEP; Thank you for pointing out that TYPO...it is "4 hours, not 4 years"...I´ve changed it along with another one I found;)
Thank you so much again Sweetie♥♥
Love you
Feb. 3rd, 2013 10:26 am (UTC)
Can't wait to read it!;)
Feb. 3rd, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
I believe, and hope that Sarah never saw Hannibal or Snatch... ;)

Damn, that was brutal. A little pig eating bigger pigs. Nice. Really funny, though! XD And she can draw. I wouldn't draw anything resembling a pig to save my life. And I can just about hear the squealing, which in reality, is really heartbreaking and blood-stopping. I worked with new born piglets and they were unbelievably adorable and sweet, but only when they were quiet. The noises they make, it really brings tears into your eyes, makes you sick. It physically hurts.

Nice work. :)
Feb. 9th, 2013 08:54 am (UTC)
No Sarah doesn´t know those movies;)

It just started with a lot of texts in the evening when she was in bed and wanted to talk, so I started telling her stories, and we ended up with this...she is planning #2 as we speak;)

I know about the noises, they are horrible.

Thank you for reading;)
Feb. 4th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww This is sooo amazing
Hon you two are wonderful
I love it and it's soo cute!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful story.
I would love to buy that book

Love you hon and give a big hug to Sarah
Feb. 9th, 2013 08:57 am (UTC)
Awwwwwwww thank you Angel♥♥

I´m sooooooo happy you like Gysse..
I´ll be sure to get you an autographed copy;)

♥Hugs and love from us♥
Feb. 9th, 2013 07:08 am (UTC)
Oh, that's so cute! What a great story you gave us! And what lovely pictures too. Thank you both so much! ;-)
Feb. 9th, 2013 08:57 am (UTC)
Awww thank you honey, I´m so hppy that you liked it;)
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