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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Newton Peck Narrator: Lincoln Hoppe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.   

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Quotes & Awards

  • You’ll find yourself caught up in the novel’s emotion from the very opening scene. . . . Love suffuses every page. The New York Times
  • "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.
  • 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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Beth | 5/18/2011

    " I read this book in the 1970's when I was maybe 13. It was the first book I had ever read that made me cry - and that was such an incredible experience. I have been afraid to read the book again - for fear that the reality won't live up to my memory! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Emily | 5/17/2011

    " This was written to speak to young children on the cruel facts on life back in the old pioneer days of yore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by J | 5/13/2011

    " great book with a sober theme of what real farm life is like. You will also like "Where the red fern grows" if you like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amanda | 4/15/2011

    " Somehow managed to refrain from reading A Day No Pigs Would Die for all these years since middle school. I now happen to think it's one of the most beautiful pieces of literature I have ever experienced. Simple, wise, incredibly visceral. "

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