A Part of the Sky

A Part of the Sky

by Robert Newton Peck

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In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Robert Newton Peck's bestselling classic, A Day No Pigs Would Die, here is the eagerly anticipated sequel. This must for schools, libraries, and summer reading lists is now available for the first time in paperback. Times are difficult during the Great Depression, and thirteen-year-old Rob Peck must struggle to keep his family together after the death of his father. Disaster after disaster strikes and the family is forced to sell their farm. Relying solely on their strong Shaker faith and close family ties, the Pecks finally prevail and young Rob learns that true wealth extends beyond money and that real values are priceless.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307574367
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/31/2011
Series: A Day No Pigs Would Die
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 740,041
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Robert Newton Peck comes from generations of Yankee farmers. Like the Vermont folk he writes about in his novel, A Part of the Sky, he was raised as a boy in the Shaker Way, which endured even after the sect itself had died out. Its view of life is embodied in the character of his young protagonist's father, who believed that a faith is more blessed when put to use than when put to word: "A man's worship counts for naught, unless his dog and cat are the better for it." Peck has written over fifty novels, six nonfiction works, numerous songs, and over one hundred poems. His most famous works are Soup and A Day No Pig Would Die. 

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Part of the Sky 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Im in 6th grade I thought i would read this book because of the awesome blurb! and ounce I got started i couldn't put it down!!! Im only 11 but this book is going to be my favorite for a long time to come! its filled with drama worries laughtor hard work and some sad moments to. But i think thats what gives this book the life like feel. i would recommend this book to all of my friends, no dought!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son was assigned this book in school. He is in the eighth grade. I picked it up one day and couldn't put it down. It has no great adventure, no heros or villians. Instead it reels you in with the truth. Very believable and heartwarming. I was very surprised and more so pleased to find that my 14 year old rap-loving son also enjoyed the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book glued me to its pages and proves that the author writes for all ages -Megan 12yrs. (;
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