Originally published in hardcover in 1972, A Day No Pigs Would Die
was one of the first young adult books, along with titles like The Outsiders
and The Chocolate War
. In it, author Robert Newton Peck weaves a story of a Vermont boyhood that is part fiction, part memoir. The result is a moving coming-of-age story that still resonates with teens today.
"Reading this book is like sipping hot cider in front of a crackling potbellied stove. Every page is suffused with wit and charm and glowing with warmth." (Newsweek)
"A lovely book. . . . Honest, moving, homely in the warm and simple sense of the word. . . . It is small, accepting and loving and it succeeds perfectly." (Boston Globe)
"You'll find yourself caught up in the novel's emotion from the very opening scene. . . . Love suffuses every page." (The New York Times)
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