Item description for A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck...
Overview To a thirteen-year-old Vermont farm boy whose father slaughters pigs for a living, maturity comes early as he learns "doing what's got to be done," especially regarding his pet pig who cannot produce a litter. Teacher's Guide available. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reissue.
Publishers Description 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.
Citations And Professional Reviews A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 973
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/1995 page 506
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 579
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 523
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 511
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 631
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 694
Wilson Fiction Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 734
Wilson Fiction Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 702
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Studio: Laurel Leaf
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.8" Width: 4.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1994
Publisher Laurel Leaf
ISBN 0679853065 ISBN13 9780679853060 UPC 090129005505
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert Newton Peck
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.
Robert Newton Peck currently resides in Longwood, in the state of Florida.