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The good good pig : the extraordinary life of Christopher Hogwood / Sy Montgomery.

Montgomery, Sy. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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Burlington Public Library 636.40887 MONTGOME 39851000678780 Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 0345481372
  • Physical Description: 228 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2006.

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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.
Subject: Montgomery, Sy.
Swine as pets > New Hampshire > Anecdotes.
Pet owners > New Hampshire > Biography.
Human-animal relationships > New Hampshire > Anecdotes.

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, author, documentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator who writes for children as well as adults. Among her award-winning books are Journey of the Pink Dolphins, Spell of the Tiger, and Search for the Golden Moon Bear. She has made four trips to Peru and Brazil to study the pink dolphins of the Amazon; and on other expeditions, she was chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire; bitten by a vampire bat in Costa Rica; undressed by an orangutan in Borneo; and hunted by a tiger in India. She also worked in a pit crawling with eighteen thousand snakes in Manitoba; handled a wild tarantula in French Guiana; and swam with piranhas, electric eels, and dolphins in the Amazon. She lives in New Hampshire.


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