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Day No Pigs Would Die

by Robert Newton Peck  |  Grades 6-8  |  Lexile Level 690

A story of a Vermont boyhood that is part fiction, part memoir--a moving coming-of-age story that still resonates with teens today.

To a thirteen-year-old Vermont farm boy whose father slaughters pigs for a living, maturity comes early as he learns "doing what's got to be done," especially regarding his pet pig who cannot produce a litter.

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