A Day No Pigs Would Die Discussion Questions

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In many traditional societies such as the Shakers, children grow up very quickly and take their places in the adult world while yet in early adolescence. This is very different from modern American society. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each way of growing up.

In another popular juvenile novel about a pig facing slaughter, Charlotte's Web, the pig is saved by the intervention of a clever spider and does not die. However, in A Day No Pigs Would Die, the pig does lose its life. Which do you feel is the more powerful story and why?

In A Day No Pigs Would Die, everyday life is regulated by religious belief. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of living by a religious code.

The style of A Day No Pigs Would Die includes many intentional grammatical mistakes. Does this detract from or enhance the book in your opinion...

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