Day No Pigs Would Die

ISBN-10: 0679853065
ISBN-13: 9780679853060
Edition: 1972
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Description: "We're not rich, Papa." "Yes we are, Boy. We have one another to fend to, and this land to tend." When young Rob Peck saves a neighbour's cow, the neighbour gives him a pig as a reward. Pinky is Rob's constant companion as he juggles backbreakig  More...

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Book details

List price: $6.99
Copyright year: 1972
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 9/20/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

"We're not rich, Papa." "Yes we are, Boy. We have one another to fend to, and this land to tend." When young Rob Peck saves a neighbour's cow, the neighbour gives him a pig as a reward. Pinky is Rob's constant companion as he juggles backbreakig farm work with the schooling that is so important to his father. Pinky is a pet and a friend, but on a farm, every animal must have its use. And on a farm, even a boy must sometimes be a man. Will the support of a loving family and the plainspoken Shaker teachings of his father, Haven, be enough to see Rob through on the day no pigs would die? "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. Reading this book is like sipping hot cider in front of a crackling potbellied stove. Every page is suffused with wit and charm and glowing with warmth.Newsweek A lovely book. . . . Honest, moving, homely in the warm and simple sense of the word. . . . It is small, accepting and loving and it succeeds perfectly.Boston Globe Youll find yourself caught up in the novels emotion from the very opening scene. . . . Love suffuses every page.The New York Times

Robert Newton Peck was born in Vermont on February 17, 1928. The son of hardworking rural people, he was raised on a farm and worked as a lumberjack, in a papermill, killing hogs, and as an advertising executive before the publication of his first book in 1973. He also served as a machine-gunner in the U.S. Army 88th Infantry Division between 1945 and 1947. He received a B.A. degree from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, in 1953, and studied law at Cornell University. A prolific writer of fiction for young people (Peck has written fifteen books in the last ten years), his work is rooted in the rural tradition of his boyhood. His first book, A Day No Pigs Would Die was named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in 1973. Soup and Me, his next book, was made into an ABC After School Special. Soup on Ice was honored with the Child Study Association of America children's book of the year citation in 1987. This book also received the Michigan Council of Teachers in 1984. Peck's book A Day No Pigs Would Die, has been banned by many libraries and schools because of its passage on pig breeding. Yet, despite the controversy the New York Times reported in 1998 that libraries everywhere are featuring special programs and exhibitions calling attention to the banning of books as a threat to freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Peck directs the annual Writers Conference at Rollins College.

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