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A Day No Pigs Would Die

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."

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  • "A day no pigs would die"
  • "A day no pigs would die"@ja

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  • "Read by Robert Newton Peck the tape only covers the first four chapters."
  • "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. 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."
  • "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.""@en
  • "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."
  • "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."@en
  • "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"
  • "Story of a Shaker boy, his beloved pet pig and his passage into manhood."@en

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  • "Biographical fiction"
  • "Powieść amerykańska"@pl
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Young adult fiction"
  • "Ouvrages pour la jeunesse"
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  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Juvenile works"@en
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  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Dust jackets (Bindings)"

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  • "Buta no shinanai hi"
  • "Buta no shinanai hi"@ja
  • "豚の死なない日. 続"
  • "Bu sha zhu de yi tian"
  • "Vie et mort d'un cochon"
  • "Bu sha zhu di yi tian"
  • "A Day no pigs would die"
  • "豚の死なない日"
  • "Toeji ka han mari to chukji ant 0154on nal"
  • "A day no pigs would die by Robert Newton Peck : active reading guide"
  • "Hoy no morirán cerdos"
  • "A Day No Pigs Would Die"
  • "A Day No Pigs Would Die"@en
  • "돼지가한마리도족지않던날"
  • "A day no pigs would die by Robert Newton Peck"
  • "Twaeji ka han mari to chukchi ant'ŏn nal"
  • "Buta no shinanai hi. zoku"@ja
  • "A day no pigs would die"@en
  • "A day no pigs would die"
  • "Bu sha zhu di yi tian / Chen Zhiping ; xiu wen : Cao Lijuan"
  • "vie et mort d'un cochon"
  • "不殺豬的一天"
  • "Skrawek ziemi"@pl
  • "Day no pigs would die"
  • "Day no pigs would die"@en
  • "Hoy no morirán cerdos = A day no pigs would die"

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