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Title:A Day No Pigs Would Die
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Publisher:Knopf
ISBN:0394482352
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Number of Pages:160
Category:Young adult, Fiction, Classics, Historical fiction, Childrens, School

A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Day No Pigs Would Die 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 chee

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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 br br 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 br br 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 br br 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, It s love at first sight when Soup meets Juliet Rapture the new girl at school To impress her Soup talks Rob into a scheme for the town s Fourth of July celebration They plan on being the star attraction as they beat the gigantic drum, You d better watch out Christmastime is here and Soup and Rob are trying as hard as they can to be good and keep out of trouble Not only do they both want the same present more than anything in the world but they can t wait until the tree lighting ceremony on Christmas Eve Something special is going to happen br br But as usual Soup and Rob get involved in their own special plans for the big night Little do they know what a wild and woolly Christmas Eve they are in for Soup Rob and Santa Claus are coming to town, When it came to getting the two of us in trouble Soup was a regular genius Soup was my best pal His real and righteous name was Luther Wesley Vinson but nobody called him Luther He didn t like it I called him Luther just once which promoted Soup to break me of a very bad habit before it really got formed As soon as the swelling went out of my lip I called him Soup instead of Thoop Here are the stories of that friendship and of the troubles stories from a boyhood filled with barrels to roll in apples to whip windows to break ropes to bind prisoners acorn pepes and ten cent Saturday movies br br But then as always nothing was quite as important as a best friend