A Day No Pigs Would Die
Author: Robert Newton Peck
Publisher: Random House Young Readers; Paperback
Age: Young Adult
Period: 1920's Vermont; Fiction
Robert Peck, a Shaker boy growing up on a Vermont farm, saves a neighbor's cow and is rewarded with a piglet to raise. However, tough times bring wrenching decisions when slaughtering season comes. Told from the boy's perspective, this story is both funny and moving, as Robert learns about life, love, and death, and what it means to be a man.