Pyg: The Memoirs of Toby, the Learned Pig (Paperback)
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Short Description for Pyg Toby, a truly exceptional pig, lived in late 18th-century England. After winning a blue ribbon, Toby tours the country, wowing circus audiences with his abilities to count, spell, and goes on to study at Oxford. Quirky and endlessly entertaining, this memoir is a sharp and witty delight.
- Published: 31 July 2012
- Format: Paperback 274 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780143121183 ISBN 10: 0143121189
- Sales rank: 222,571
Full description for Pyg
A heartwarming debut introduces readers to the adventures of its overachieving porcine narratorBlending the sophisticated satire of Jonathan Swift with the charming exuberance of a Pixar film, "Pyg" tells the story of Toby, a truly exceptional pig who lived in late eighteenth-century England. After winning the blue ribbon at the Salford Livestock Fair and escaping the butcher's knife, Toby tours the country, wowing circus audiences with his abilities to count, spell, and even read the minds of ladies (but only with their permission, of course). He goes on to study at Oxford and Edinburgh--encountering such luminaries as Samuel Johnson, Robert Burns, and William Blake--before finally writing his own life story. Quirky, beguiling, and endlessly entertaining, this memoir of a "remarkable sapient pig" is a sharp and witty delight.