Due to system upgrades, item availablilty information may not be accurate at this time.
Please call to ensure the availabilty of an item. 

A day no pigs would die

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 4.4 - AR Pts: 4
Lexile measure:
Fountas & Pinnell:
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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Accelerated Reader:
Level 4.4, 4 Points
Lexile measure:
Fountas & Pinnell:
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID a45473a6-9ed4-1dcf-da11-697f2b73047f
Grouping Title day no pigs would die
Grouping Author peck robert newton
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-06-08 04:51:54AM
Last Indexed 2019-08-23 12:46:51PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 4
accelerated_reader_reading_level 4.4
author Peck, Robert Newton.
author2-role cloudLibrary
author_display Peck, Robert Newton
available_at_aacpl Edgewater Library
collection_aacpl CLOUD LIBRARY
detailed_location_aacpl Edgewater Library - Young Adult Fiction
display_description 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.
format_aacpl Book
format_category_aacpl Books
fountas_pinnell Z
id a45473a6-9ed4-1dcf-da11-697f2b73047f
isbn 9780307574510
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:a75238 31997056349269 Edgewater Library - Young Adult Fiction Y FICTION (P) 1 false false On Shelf May 09, 2019 EDG
external_econtent:ils:a1491848 1491848-1001 Online CLOUD LIBRARY eBook eBook 1 false true CLOUD LIBRARY https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/AACPL-document_id-fzb89 Available Online Z-ELIBRARY
itype_aacpl Electronic Book
Young Adult Fiction
last_indexed 2019-08-23T16:46:51.155Z
lexile_score 690
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_aacpl CLOUD LIBRARY
owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library
Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacpl Edgewater Library
primary_isbn 9780844669908
publishDate 1972
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a75238 Book Books [1st ed.] English Knopf, 1972. 150 p. 22 cm.
ils:a1491848 eBook eBook English Random House Children's Books, 2010. 176 p.
external_econtent:ils:a1491848 eBook eBook English Random House Children's Books, 2010. 176 p.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a75238 31997056349269 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
external_econtent:ils:a1491848 1491848-1001 Available Online Available Online false true false false false true
subject_facet 20th Century -- United States
Electronic books
Farm & Ranch Life -- Lifestyles
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 [eBook] Peck, Robert Newton.
A day no pigs would die / Robert Newton Peck
title_short A day no pigs would die
topic_facet 20th Century
Coming of Age
Farm & Ranch Life
Farm life
Fathers and sons