A day no pigs would die

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Publisher:
Knopf,
Pub. Date:
1972.
Edition:
[1st ed.]
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 4.4 - AR Pts: 4
Lexile measure:
690L
Fountas & Pinnell:
Z
Description
Out of a rare American tradition, sweet as hay, grounded in the gentle austerities of the Book of Shaker, and in the Universal countryman's acceptance of birth, death, and the hard work of wresting a life from the land comes this haunting novel of a Vermont farm boyhood. In the daily round of his thirteenth year, as the seasons turn and the farm is tended, the boy -- whose time is the only-yesterday of Calvin Coolidge, whose people are the Plain People living without "frills" in the Shaker Way -- becomes a man. That is all, and it is everything. The boy is mauled by Apron, the neighbor's ailing cow whom he helps, alone, to give birth. The grateful farmer brings him a gift -- a newborn pig. His father at first demurs ("We thank you, Brother Tanner," said Papa, "but it's not the Shaker Way to take frills for being neighborly. All that Robert done was what any farmer would do for another") but is persuaded. Rob keeps the pig, names her, and gives her his devotion ... He wrestles with grammar in the schoolhouse. He hears rumors of sin. He is taken -- at last -- to the Rutland Fair. He broadens his heart to make room even for Baptists. And when his father, who can neither read nor cipher, whose hands are bloodied by his trade, whose wisdom and mastery of country things are bred in the bone, entrusts Rob with his final secret, the boy makes the sacrifice that completes his passage into manhood. All is told with quiet humor and simplicity. Here are lives lived by earthy reason -- in a novel that, like a hoedown country fiddler's tune, rings at the same time with both poignancy and cheer.
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ISBN:
9780844669908
9780394482354
9780679853060
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 4.4, 4 Points
Lexile measure:
690L
Fountas & Pinnell:
Z
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Grouped Work ID a45473a6-9ed4-1dcf-da11-697f2b73047f
Full title day no pigs would die
Author peck robert newton
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-04-14 04:53:41AM
Last Indexed 2018-05-22 04:41:16AM

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subject_facet Farm life -- Vermont -- Juvenile fiction, Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction, Pigs -- Fiction
title_display A day no pigs would die
title_full A day no pigs would die / Robert Newton Peck
title_short A day no pigs would die
topic_facet Farm life, Fathers and sons, Pigs