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Pig in Wheelchair Lands 3-Book Deal

Chris P. Bacon, the little pig in a wheelchair who dominated YouTube this year, has inked a three-book deal with self-help publisher Hay House.

We missed the news in our BookExpo America rush last week. Bacon’s caretaker Dr. Len Lucero and and co-author Kristina Tracy will write the books. The first book comes out this fall, aimed at children aged four through ten years old. Here’s more from the release:

Chris P. Bacon, the pig in a wheelchair who quickly became a YouTube sensation in early 2013 with over 1.2 million views, is setting out to teach children about compassion, acceptance, and loving your imperfections. Chris P. Bacon was rescued by his veterinarian Dr. Len Lucero after a young woman reluctantly dropped him off to be euthanized because of a congenital defect that affects his rear legs. Dr. Lucero gave Chris a second chance at life and with two wheels strapped to the rear of his body, he is now a perfectly healthy and happy piggie on-the-go.

Below, we’ve embedded Bacon’s most famous online video…

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