The Good Good Pig

The Good Good Pig

The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood

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A naturalist who spent months at a time living on her own among wild creatures in remote jungles, author Montgomery was more comfortable with animals than with people. So she gladly opened her heart to a sick piglet, with no inkling that this piglet would not only survive but flourish--and she soon found herself engaged with her small-town community in ways she had never dreamed possible. Unexpectedly, Christopher provided this traveler with something she had sought all her life: an anchor to family and home. This book celebrates Christopher Hogwood in all his glory, with his boundless zest for life and his large, loving heart, a great big Buddha master. Sy reveals what she and others learned from this generous soul who just so happened to be a pig--lessons about self-acceptance, the meaning of family, the value of community, and the pleasures of the sweet green Earth.--From publisher description
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2006]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780345481375
0345481372
Branch Call Number: 636.4 Montgomery 2006
Characteristics: 228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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Cynthia_N Oct 04, 2017

Sy Montgomery is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. This book chronicles her life with Christopher Hogwood, her 700+ pound pig. It made me laugh and cry! Great read for animal lovers!! I also recommend her book "The Soul of an Octopus".

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miaone
Nov 16, 2016

I loved this book. It illustrates better than any other book I've read how much harm people do to themselves by not treating animals with respect and by not keeping them safe from us.

ellensix Oct 05, 2016

I didn't think I could love a pig more than Wilbur but Christopher Hogwood is a real charmer.

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magsmi
Jun 01, 2016

This is such a good book. I enjoyed every page.

pintohorseluvr Mar 25, 2015

Just love this book! Happened upon it on the shelf and glad I did. We have a pot bellied pig so I could relate to the porcine attraction! I laughed, I cried. A beautiful story about life and family that is centered around this one lucky pig. Reminded me of what it was like growing up in a small town.

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rudrani
May 03, 2014

a wonderful story about a pig, full of humor and emotions.

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HereHere
Jan 01, 2012

This would be an excellent gift to give to animal-lovers. The true story is so compelling, and full of interesting twists. The only drawback is there are so many human names that it is hard to figure out who she is referring to at times, even though she uses the name. Aside from that, it is a brilliant piece of work.

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HereHere
Jan 01, 2012

The story of a pig and its experience with its caretakers, friends and fans. There are a few pictures, which are very helpful. We find out how people's lives have been hurt by the killing of pigs that they reared.

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