Description - A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
"With plenty of Yankee common sense and dry wit, and some pathos as the boy at 13 takes on the duties of a man. For boys of this age and for the young of any age."-- "School Library Journal."
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(174mm x 109mm x 13mm)
Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
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Author Biography - 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.