Pigture Perfect: A Wish Novel

Pigture Perfect: A Wish Novel

Author: Jenny Goebel

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9781338756241

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 164

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From Alpaca My Bags author Jenny Goebel comes another heartwarming tale of friendship, loyalty, and finding your voice. Twelve-year-old Grace is desperate for a puppy. All she wants is someone to love -- and to love her back. Someone who won't disappear on her like her dad did. Someone who'll make her new stepfather's house feel like home. Christmas morning, Grace springs out of bed hopeful that her dreams are about to come true. But the present that awaits her isn't soft and furry. It doesn't have padded paws. And instead of a dark, wet nose, there's a flat, pink nose instead. It's not a puppy at all -- it's a PIG. Grace tries to make the best of the situation. She names the pig Bernard and dutifully learns how to care for him. But spending time with him is nothing like being with a dog. Bernard is awful at playing fetch and walking on a leash -- in fact, he's all around terrible at doing the things Grace dreamed of doing with a pet. But when a good friend lands in the hospital, Grace discovers that Bernard might have a special talent for making sick people feel better and that his calling might be as a certified therapy animal. Grace loves the idea of visiting patients with Bernard and bringing a smile to their faces during an otherwise tough time. But can Grace convince her skeptical family to get on board? Or will she and Bernard both end up out in the cold?

Pig Tales: An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat

Pig Tales: An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat

Author: Barry Estabrook

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393248036

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 719

A Splendid Table Staff Book Pick of the Year "Estabrook, a reporter of iron constitution and persistence, has dug deep into the truth about the American pork industry without losing his sense of humor and humanity." —Christopher Kimball, Wall Street Journal In Pig Tales, New York Times best-selling author of Tomatoland Barry Estabrook turns his attention to the dark side of the American pork industry. Drawing on personal experiences raising pigs as well as sharp investigative instincts, Estabrook covers the range of the human-porcine experience. He shows how these intelligent creatures are all too often subjected to lives of suffering in confinement and squalor, sustained on a drug-laced diet just long enough to reach slaughter weight. But Estabrook also reveals how it is possible to raise pigs responsibly and respectfully, benefiting producers and consumers—as well as some of the top chefs in America. Provocative, witty, and deeply informed, Pig Tales is bound to spark conversation at dinner tables across America.



Author: Brett Mizelle

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861899903

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Known as much for their pink curly tails and pudgy snouts as their low-brow choice of diet and habitat, pigs are prevalent in popular culture—from the Three Little Pigs to Miss Piggy to Babe. Today there are more than one billion pigs on the planet, and there are countless representations of pigs and piggishness throughout the world’s cultures. In Pig, Brett Mizelle provides a richly illustrated and compelling look at the long, complicated relationship between humans and these highly intelligent, sociable animals. Mizelle traces the natural and cultural history of the pig, focusing on the contradictions between our imaginative representation of pigs and the real-world truth of the ways in which pigs are prized for their meat, used as subjects in medical research, and killed in order to make hundreds of consumer products. Pig begins with the evolution of the suidae, animals that were domesticated in multiple regions 9,000 years ago, and points toward a future where pigs and humans are even more closely intertwined as a result of biomedical breakthroughs. Pig both examines the widespread art, entertainment, and literature that imagines human kinship with pigs and the development of modern industrial pork production. In charting how humans have shaped the pig and how the pig has shaped us, Mizelle focuses on the unresolved contradictions between the fiction and the reality of our relations with pigs.

Real Pigs

Real Pigs

Author: Brad Weiss

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822374237

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 851

In addition to being one of the United States' largest pork producers, North Carolina is home to a developing niche market of pasture-raised pork. In Real Pigs Brad Weiss traces the desire for "authentic" local foods in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina as he follows farmers, butchers, and chefs through the process of breeding, raising, butchering, selling, and preparing pigs raised on pasture for consumption. Drawing on his experience working on Piedmont pig farms and at farmers’ markets, Weiss explores the history, values, social relations, and practices that drive the pasture-raised pork market. He shows how pigs in the Piedmont become imbued with notions of authenticity, illuminating the ways the region's residents understand local notions of place and culture. Full of anecdotes and interviews with the market's primary figures, Real Pigs reminds us that what we eat and why have implications that resonate throughout the wider social, cultural, and historical world.

Pet Mini Pigs

Pet Mini Pigs

Author: Sandra Pingree

Publisher: Sandra Pingree


Category: Pets

Page: 52

View: 121

This 52-page Ebook covers everything you need to know about having a pet mini pig. Chapter 1: Having a mini pig as a pet Chapter 2: Mini pig sizing Chapter 3: Mini pig environments Chapter 4: Mini pig diet Chapter 5: Mini pig healthcare Chapter 6: Mini pig behaviors Chapter 7: Mini pig essentials Chapter 8: Frequently asked questions

Big Pig, Little Pig

Big Pig, Little Pig

Author: Jacqueline Yallop

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241977149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 554

As heard on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week 'A delightful and entertaining memoir' Woman and Home When Jacqueline moves to south-west France with her husband, she embraces rural village life and buys two pigs to rear for slaughter. But as she gets to know the animals better, her English sentimentality threatens to get in the way and she begins to wonder if she can actually bring herself to kill them. This is a memoir about that fateful decision, but it's also about the ethics of meat eating in the modern age, and whether we should know, respect and even love the animals we eat. At its heart, this book is a love story, exploring the increasing attachment of the author for her particular pigs, and celebrating the enduring closeness of humans and pigs over the centuries.

Pigs, Pork, and Heartland Hogs

Pigs, Pork, and Heartland Hogs

Author: Cynthia Clampitt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538110751

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

View: 142

Pigs, Pork, andHeartland Hogs is an engaging celebration of the 12,000-year connection between humans and the world’s most commonly consumed meat: pork. Throughout history, pigs shaped cultures and cuisines. Introduced into the Americas, they changed lives and, in time, helped define the Midwest, reflecting the region’s diversity and abundance.

Dealing with Pigs!

Dealing with Pigs!

Author: Dr Ivan Molloy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796001471

Category: Fiction

Page: 546

View: 243

This novel was self-published through Xlibris in 2019 and since then has been extensively marketed through several avenues and platforms headlined by book exhibitions and major book fairs around the world such as The Book Expo America (New York), Beijing, and Guadalajara Book Fairs and London next year (due to 2020 cancellation because of the virus). It has also been featured in Press Releases and my website (http://www.ivan-molloy.org/) . Moreover it has been favourably reviewed by The Clarion Review and The Kirkus Review. However, I am approaching you now as I am seeking a more traditional publisher. Simply put, this novel is a somewhat comical satire of the politics and history of our world and is suitable for all ages. The main character Hunkle Trotter (a pig), lives in Mudwallow in a far off pig world. War soon rages between the pigs of Mudwallow and Hamcorner, as the elite among the Wallowites, known as snouters, seek to expand their power and fortunes through military means. As the snouters’ mercenary soldiers, the boars, and the Holy Pomponer, the head of the Wallowites’ faith, hoard food and wealth during this time, it is the weary, working-class trotters who go without. While the fight bogs down due to self-serving double-crosses and incompetent leaders, Hunkle finds himself in the role of an unlikely revolutionary. Meanwhile Hunkle's Cousin Crumpet has produced a series of writings on 'pigolitics' and 'pigolosophy' that demand equality and a rejection of snouter rule. Along with the vengeful rebel Snooper and Hunkle’s son, Whiskers, Crumpet establishes the snotters, a group that rejects the strict class structure and the worship of the Pomponer’s “Great One,” a deity that supposedly blesses pigkind from the Black Mountain volcano. Unrest grows, and the snotters are able to gain advantages over the ruling upper classes through utilizing the prized badapple, a tree with explosive properties and technological possibilities, as well by taking advantage of the lies of the religious caste, by proving that the Great One is no god. Somewhat a cross between the Game of Thrones and Animal Farm, Dealing With Pigs, is filled with scheming bad pigs and harrowing battles. Ultimately the revolution is successful only to fall prey itself to dictatorship, new revolts and quests to find a better way. In what is Book One, there are parallels with our human contemporary global politics and history except for major twists and turns leading to Book Two (currently being written).