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A Day No Pigs Would Die

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Publisher Comments:

Originally published in hardcover in 1972, A Day No Pigs Would Die was one of the first young adult books, along with titles like The Outsiders and The Chocolate War. In it, author Robert Newton Peck weaves a story of

a Vermont boyhood that is part fiction, part memoir. The result is a moving coming-of-age story that still resonates with teens today.

Synopsis:

This gentle story about a 12-year-old Vermont farm boy "manages to evoke a sense of vanished America--when neighbors were neighborly, when food was home-cooked, and clothes and philosophy homespun" ("Newsweek").

Synopsis:

Originally published in hardcover in 1972, A Day No Pigs Would Die was one of the first young adult books, along with titles like The Outsiders and The Chocolate War. In it, author Robert Newton Peck weaves a story of

a Vermont boyhood that is part fiction, part memoir. The result is a moving coming-of-age story that still resonates with teens today.

Synopsis:

"With plenty of Yankee common sense and dry wit, and some pathos as the boy at 13 takes on the duties of a man. For boys of this age and for the young of any age."--School Library Journal.  

About the Author

Robert Newton Peck comes from generations of Yankee farmers. Like the Vermont folk he writes about in his novel, he was raised as a boy in the Shaker Way, which endured even after the sect itself had died out. Its view of life is embodied in the character of his young protagonist's father, who believed that a faith is more blessed when put to use than when put to word: "A man's worship counts for naught, unless his dog and cat are the better for it."

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679853060
Author:
Peck, Robert Newton
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Pigs
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life
Subject:
Vermont
Subject:
Pigs -- Fiction.
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Sprinter ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
no. 84
Publication Date:
19940931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.10x4.42x.45 in. .21 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 176 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780679853060 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This gentle story about a 12-year-old Vermont farm boy "manages to evoke a sense of vanished America--when neighbors were neighborly, when food was home-cooked, and clothes and philosophy homespun" ("Newsweek").
"Synopsis" by , Originally published in hardcover in 1972, A Day No Pigs Would Die was one of the first young adult books, along with titles like The Outsiders and The Chocolate War. In it, author Robert Newton Peck weaves a story of

a Vermont boyhood that is part fiction, part memoir. The result is a moving coming-of-age story that still resonates with teens today.

"Synopsis" by , "With plenty of Yankee common sense and dry wit, and some pathos as the boy at 13 takes on the duties of a man. For boys of this age and for the young of any age."--School Library Journal.  
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