The Malay Tale of The Pig King
Publisher : Matahari Books
Pages : 39pg
Author : Usup Abdul Kadir, Retold by Heidi Shamsuddin, Illustrated by Evi Shelvia
Year of Issue : 2020
THE MALAY TALE OF THE PIG KING was originally written by a merchant from Semarang (now Indonesia) in 1775 as Hikayat Raja Babi. The story begins when a royal couple is cursed to have a child who resemble a pig.
Aside from his unusual appearance, The Pig King is a cheeky but brave, strong and kind-hearted person. He goes on several thrilling adventures in order to prove himself - and also to win the heart of his lady love. Will he succeed?