Good Good Pig

Good Good Pig

Sy Montgomery / Jun 24, 2019

Good Good Pig Christopher Hogwood came home on my lap in a shoebox He was a creature who would prove in many ways to be human than I am from The Good Good Pig A naturalist who spent months at a time living on her o

  • Title: Good Good Pig
  • Author: Sy Montgomery
  • ISBN: 9780345493811
  • Page: 324
  • Format: ebook
  • Christopher Hogwood came home on my lap in a shoebox He was a creature who would prove in many ways to be human than I am from The Good Good Pig A naturalist who spent months at a time living on her own among wild creatures in remote jungles, Sy Montgomery had always felt comfortable with animals than with people So she gladly opened her heart to a sick pigleChristopher Hogwood came home on my lap in a shoebox He was a creature who would prove in many ways to be human than I am from The Good Good Pig A naturalist who spent months at a time living on her own among wild creatures in remote jungles, Sy Montgomery had always felt comfortable with animals than with people So she gladly opened her heart to a sick piglet who had been crowded away from nourishing meals by his stronger siblings Yet Sy had no inkling that this piglet, later named Christopher Hogwood, 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 peripatetic traveler with something she had sought all her life an anchor eventually weighing 750 pounds to family and home The Good Good Pig celebrates Christopher Hogwood in all his glory, from his inauspicious infancy to hog heaven in rural New Hampshire, where his boundless zest for life and his large, loving heart made him absolute monarch over a mostly peaceable kingdom At first, his domain included only Sy s cosseted hens and her beautiful border collie, Tess Then the neighbors began fetching Christopher home from his unauthorized jaunts, the little girls next door started giving him warm, soapy baths, and the villagers brought him delicious leftovers His intelligence and fame increased along with his girth He was featured in USA Today and on several National Public Radio environmental programs On election day, some voters even wrote in Christopher s name on their ballots But as this enchanting book describes, Christopher Hogwood s influence extended far beyond celebrity for he was, as a friend said, 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 The Good Good Pig provides proof that with love, almost anything is possible From the Hardcover edition.

    The Good Good Pig The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Jan , The Good Good Pig is an even personal book that deals with the life of Christopher Hogwood, who began life as the runtiest runt of several litters of piglets, and ended up living years, reaching at least lbs, and becoming world famous. The Good Good Pig Sy Montgomery The Good Good Pig provides proof that with love, almost anything is possible Link to The Good Good Pig Enter the contest, read an interview with the author, view a gallery of photos of Hogwood and Friends, see booksellers and librarians other readers and at goodgoodpig. The Good Good Pig The Extraordinary Life of Christopher The Good Good Pig is a good, good book, beautifully rendered and filled with wondrous surprises John Grogan, author of Marley Me Life and Love with the World s Worst Dog I wasn t sure what to expect when I picked up Sy Montgomery s story of Christopher the pig. The Good Good Pig The Extraordinary Life of Christopher The Good Good Pig celebrates Christopher Hogwood in all his glory, from his inauspicious infancy to hog heaven in rural New Hampshire, where his boundless zest for life and his large, loving heart made him absolute monarch over a mostly peaceable kingdom. THE GOOD GOOD PIG by Sy Montgomery Kirkus Reviews THE GOOD GOOD PIG The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood by Sy Montgomery Montgomery learns a good deal from Hogwood about celebrating the evanescent pleasures of living May well spark a stampede in porcine acquisitions, not as consumables, but as companions Kirkus Reviews Issue Feb th, More Biography Memoir The Good Good Pig BookBrowse The Good Good Pig Is a Good Good Book Most biographies are written about people s struggles through the hard times in their life or the joys they have had, but what about biography of a pig s life Christopher Hogwood is pig that lives in New Hampsire with Sy Montgomery,the author of The Good Good Pig Reviews Sy Montgomery The Good, Good Pig is a very welcome and original addition to the best stories about the remarkable bond between some people and some animals, and Sy Montgomery has done her pig well Jon Katz, author of Katz on Dogs and The Dogs of Bedlam Farm The Good Good Pig Discussion Questions litlovers The Good Good Pig The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood Sy Montgomery, Random House pp ISBN In Brief Christopher Hogwood came home on my lap in a shoebox He was a creature who would prove in many ways to be human than I am. The Good Good Pig Quotes by Sy Montgomery The Good Good Pig The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood by Sy Montgomery , ratings, . average rating, reviews Open Preview See a Problem We d love your help.

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      • Sy Montgomery

        Part Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson, as the Boston Globe describes her, Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator who has traveled to some of the worlds most remote wildernesses for her work She has worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba, been hunted by a tiger in India, swum with pink dolphins in the , and been undressed by an orangutan in Borneo She is the author of 13 award winning books, including her national best selling memoir, The Good Good Pig Montgomery lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.


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    1. Onvan : The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood - Nevisande : Sy Montgomery - ISBN : 345496094 - ISBN13 : 9780345496096 - Dar 272 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2006


    2. I just finished this book last night after buying it Saturday afternoon. I started crying near the end and didn't stop for about 30 minutes. It reminded me of all of the animals I've loved, and it expressed the relationship I had with most of them. Especially my doggies, Sidney and Ruffles. (I actually told them they were "good, good doggies" over and over again when they got old and didn't feel good. So you can imagine the waterworks that followed when I got to the end of the book. It also refe [...]


    3. I heard Sy Montgomery, the author of this book, speak about it at the Children's Literature Institute at Simmons College in July 2007. I knew I had to read it. It's a true story about her amazing pig Christopher Hogwood--and about how he brought the author close to other people in her small town in New Hampshire. I absolutely LOVED this book! It's like the "Charlotte's Web" for adults. I give "The Good Good Pig" my highest recommendation.Sy's husband, Howard Mansfield, has written a picture book [...]


    4. I've been a sucker for books about animals since I began reading -- at the age of 3. I must have read Lightfoot the Leaping Goat at least 100 times in my childhood -- and every other animal book the public library had. I am a fan of James Herriott and every book about gorillas, chimps, dogs, horses, Elsa the lionessd I found Moby Dick unbearably sad. Just thinking about those whales gives me pangs of empathetic suffering. I also have read widely in the scientific literature about animal cognitio [...]


    5. This is one of those books you can sit down and read at one sitting and never get bored with it. A sweet story of the runtiest of runts who grew up to be big in more than the obvious pig-way. A loving pig who made an impact on many human and animal lives, a pig who helped the quiet author reach out to the new community around her and touch lives through sharing her pig. I loved this book.A wonderful combination of heartwarming, uplifting, good writing and even sobering at times; it will be one o [...]


    6. OK, so I know that I'm an easy reviewer and it's not that hard to get 5 stars from me (unlike some reviewers I know who are more discerning, namely Eileen and Anita!) However, every once in a while a book comes along that not only is a good story, with vivid characters, excellent writing, and enjoyable pacing, but it also touches your heart. The Good Good Pig is one such story. I am a "people" person and at the beginning of the book, I had a difficult time relating to Sy Montgomery, although I d [...]


    7. So let me come clean and say that I happen to be a big fan of stories concerning human to non-human relationships. Having said that, however, the act of reading Sy Montgomery's book "The Good Good Pig" felt like being trapped in some stranger's finished basement and forced to flip through family albums of uninteresting trips to uninteresting places. I look around and see delightedly engaged faces surrounding the family album. I watch as fingers point towards photos I've seen thousands of times f [...]


    8. I WANT A PIG!!!! RIGHT. NOW.That's mainly what I got out of this book. Christopher Hogwood is truly amazing. I've never spent a lot of time around pigs, so I never realized how much personality they have. In The Good, Good Pig, Sy Montgomery tells a lot of heartwarming stories about Chris - how the entire community saved scraps for him, how he ended up bringing them lifelong friends they wouldn't have otherwise known, how he loved his bath times, how he simply loved with his whole heart. There w [...]


    9. I took this book, recommended by my daughter, with me as I waited to have a water pump replaced in my Echo. The wait was a long one, but enjoyable. As I sat reading,surrounded by others, I found myself often laughing out loud because of the antics of this pet animal. Christopher Hogwood, the main character of this memoir, lives with a loving couple, both writers, one who travels extensivley and is most knowledgeable about animals all over the world. Sy Montgomery and her husband love the pig the [...]


    10. I wasn't sure what to expect when delving into this one. I think pigs are cute, but hearing about a couple raising a monster pig didn't quite sound like my thing. But in reading this book, I not only got to know the pig (and love him) but also to really appreciate the author's unique perspective on life. She built a family around her of friends and animals that was far from ordinary, but so complete. I was suddenly envious of her crazy, small town where neighbors would come from miles around to [...]


    11. What a shame that this book wasn't better. The major problem I found with it was that I didn't care for the narrator/author. I had a hard time putting my finger on what about the book bugged me until about halfway through when I realized, oh, I don't like her-and I think it's just because I don't care for her voice and tone. She seemed very braggy about everything-animals just love her-she's just so awesome that animals are comfortable with her. And everything, I mean everything was about her. W [...]


    12. I loved this very touching book that I think is one that most animal lovers would enjoy. Besides one enormous, pampered pig, there is a cast of other animal friends - a smart, Frisbee-loving border collie named Tess and numerous, endearing chickens, "the ladies," as the author refers to them. But there's more to this memoir than cute, touching animal-anecdotes though it has plenty of these. It's also very much about the author and her life, both personally and professionally, and it left me feel [...]


    13. I really wanted to love this book. I am a sucker for animal stories of all kinds( I weep over long-dead animals I've never even met.) But I just didn't connect with this author or sadly, her animals. It was missing that indefinable thing that draws the reader in to the world contained within the pages of a good book.


    14. What an absolutely amazing tenderhearted book! The words just flowed, the love just flowed. Sy Montgomery is a naturalist and has written many books about animals. She and her husband, have friends who had litters of pigs, and they took in a runt and raised it. I learned so much about pigs! It became her friend, her companion, and ended up being quite famous! I laughed, I cried. I was so taken by this book, and it made my heart so happy to read it. What a delight.


    15. I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. Essentially it's a story about the writer's life in rural New Hampshire with a pet pig names Christopher Hogwood. I have to admit that most of the time small town life stories do not hold my interest. But this was a story about a pig and I have a soft spot for books about animals and since this book was for free in the laundry room's communal book shelf I figured I had nothing to lose except time. Sy Montgomery really likes animals. For her, obse [...]


    16. There are so many things to love about this book! It doesn't try to be anything but an honest, loving story about a couple and their journey with their pig, Christopher Hogwood. One of my absolute favorite aspects was that this book was unconventionally educational. Sy Montgomery has written several other books about her research and adventures with various exotic animals (ie pink dolphins of the , silverback gorillas in Zaire, vampire bats in Costa Rica, etc.). I assume that this writing style [...]


    17. I had read this book quite some time ago and had forgotten. I thought it was familiar but picked it up at the library anyway and as soon as I looked at the pictures in the book, I remembered it vividly. However, I skimmed through it again just to revive my memories of Christopher Hogwood.This is the story not so much of a very lucky pig who was saved and adopted by a couple, but more the story of several lucky people who were inspired, enlightened, and befriended by one very talented, smart pig. [...]


    18. This was a quick, cute read. Sy and Howard take in a tiny runt of a pig litter, expecting it to die within days. But with love, food and attention, this little tyke not only survives but lives a glorious life as the star-attraction of their small town. Pig slop, poop and media attention are the key topics addressed (over and over and over) and quickly it becomes apparent that this pig runs the show not only for his immediate family but for the town in general. I can't imagine a town where an esc [...]


    19. I THINK THIS BOOK IS A WONDERFUL STORY ABOUT A PIG. CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD WAS DEFINATELY AN EXTRAORDINARY PIG. HE BROUGHT SO MANY PEOPLE TOGETHER IN A LITTLE COMMUNITY AND AROUND THE WORLD. IT'S AMAZING WHAT ANIMALS CAN DO FOR PEOPLE IF THEY JUST GIVE THEM A CHANCE. I ALSO LOVE THE AUTHOR AND HER VIEWS ON LIFE AND ANIMALS IN GENERAL. THE CHARACTERS IN THIS MEMOIR ARE SO LOVEABLE THAT I JUST WANTED TO GO AND MEET THEM ALL. I WISH I COULD HAVE. I RECOMMEND THIS TO ANY ANIMAL LOVER OUT THERE.


    20. I really liked the story of Christopher Hogwood! In addition to being a heartwarming and fun book with a story about awesome animals (we can't forget the Ladies and Tess!), I learned some things about pigs as well!I loved this quote from the book; it sums up how I see animals as well: "But Christopher had made his desires known. We simply obeyed, as was our mission and our privilege." (p. 244, large print edition).


    21. I just could not get in to this 245 page overly effusive ode to an animal. The author seems to believe both literally and figuratively that her pig’s [poop] don’t sink but I am not sure what made this pig so “extraordinary”. I was also a little offput by the author herself. She came off a bit "braggy" and I was really uncomfortable with how she shared her stories about her parents.


    22. I thought that "The good good pig" was a informational book but not too informational to the point where you feel like you're reading non-fiction. while reading the book it didn't seem like every page was just straight facts, there was an actual story. during the first few chapters i learned a lot about the pigs skin and fur which was very interesting to me, before reading this i didn't know there where stripped pigs in the world. Overall i thought that it was a good book and i would recommend i [...]


    23. I have been a vegetarian on and off throughout my life, and I expected after reading this book that I'd be off pork at least for the foreseeable future. For some reason, it didn't have that effect on me or sell me on the joys of raising a pig, although Christopher Hogwood seemed to be very popular among those who made his acquaintance. I did fall in love with the author. She seems like the kind of loving, quirky, completely original woman that I would love to have as a friend.


    24. The Good, Good Pig is the story of Christopher Hogswood, who came to live with Sy Montgomery and her husband as a baby. Chris was a farm pig, and the runt of the litter, too sickly to live. Sy took Chris in and nursed him back to health. The Good, Good Pig is the story of Chris's good, good life. As someone who has a potbelly pig, I loved this book. Sy describes pigs and their quirky habits perfectly. I read three quarters of the book and stopped, not finishing it for nearly two years, not becau [...]



    25. 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".


    26. This book struck a very strong chord with me. Within the first couple of pages we learn that Montgomery's father is struggling with lung cancer. My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer at the beginning of the year. From that moment on, this book took a completely different tone with me.The Good Good Pig is really just as much about Sy as it is about Christopher Hogwood. Maybe even a little more. Sy's growth in her community and with her fledgling family is coincided by Christopher's growing (both [...]


    27. He really was a good pig. Sy Montgomery is an experienced author who has led a remarkable life of adventure. She has searched for the elusive golden bear in Cambodia, swam with the pink dolphins in , communed with the gorillas in Africa and stalked (as well as been stalked by) tigers in India. Ironically, Ms. Montgomery's most resonant revelations came to her through the good grace of her kind hearted pig, Christopher Hogwood. Cynics need not apply. There is a fair dose of saccharin contained in [...]


    28. The book I read was called "The Good, Good Pig" by: Sy Montgomery. The authors purpose for writing this story was to share her experience of raising a baby piglet into the pigs natural life. The theme of this book is when you are in a stressful situation there will be something out there to keep your mind off of the stress. For example, the reason the author got the pig to begin with was because her father was dying and her friends had just had a large litter of piglets and they had a runt and n [...]


    29. Sy Montgomery lives and writes in Hanover, NH when she is not traveling the world searching for Pink Dolphins, man-eating tigers or Golden Moon bears. Christopher Hogwood came into her life as the runt of the runts much as Wilbur appeared in Fern's life in the celebrated "Charlotte's Web." But there the comparison ends for, though, Christopher does indeed talk, it is in pig language. And the people who love their farms and this particular pig are wonderful listeners. Christopher's charm and zest [...]


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