A Day No Pigs Would Die is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age novel by American author Robert Newton Peck. The book tells the story of a young boy named Rob Peck who grows up in rural Vermont in the early 20th century. The action revolves around the harsh realities of life on a struggling country farm. The novel explores themes of birth and death, responsibility and sacrifice, and the values that shape character. A Day No Pigs Would Die was first published in 1972 and has since become a classic of young adult literature.