Swine Not?: A Novel

Swine Not?: A Novel

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by Jimmy Buffett, Helen Bransford
     
 

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Best-selling writer Jimmy Buffett weaves an irresistible new tale---filled with colorful characters, wry humor, and the pursuit of a very clever pig.

When Southern belle Ellie McBride moves her twins from Vertigo, Tennessee to New York City, they wouldn't dream of leaving behind the family pig Rumpy. But the posh hotel where Ellie has found work (and living

Overview

Best-selling writer Jimmy Buffett weaves an irresistible new tale---filled with colorful characters, wry humor, and the pursuit of a very clever pig.

When Southern belle Ellie McBride moves her twins from Vertigo, Tennessee to New York City, they wouldn't dream of leaving behind the family pig Rumpy. But the posh hotel where Ellie has found work (and living space) has "No Pets" writ large on its portal. So hiding Rumpy from the hotel staff---especially the ultra-carnivorous hotel chef, who would like nothing better than to transform their pet into pork roast---becomes imperative.

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"The planet's most successful beach bum."
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316032315
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
05/13/2008
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
212,856
File size:
986 KB

Meet the Author

Jimmy Buffett is the author of #1 bestseller A Salty Piece of Land as well as A Pirate Looks at Fifty, Tales From Margaritalville, which was on the bestseller list for seven months, and the #1 bestseller Where Is Joe Merchant? Buffett is also a singer and songwriter with many hit singles and legions of fans. He has his own record company, his own radio station, and chains of restaurants and stores.

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Swine Not?: A Novel Pig Tale 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
JPHopkins More than 1 year ago
I bought this book when it first came out and loved every bit of it. It is a cute lighter side. I had a hard time putting it down. Well done Jimmy.
LiveforReading More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Jimmy Buffet's since I was young, I love his music and have always wanted to read his books, finally bought one to try for the beach, though not the most literary writers of our time he is entertaining and the book was a great beach read. You can put it down and come back to it without feeling lost and the "what did I just read" feeling.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not a reviewer or a critic.I have read all of Jimmy Buffett's books. I have been waiting on this one for a while.WOW!!! Wonderfully written in the only way Jimmy can.He can tell a story and create it so you are there and a part of the whole thing. Jimmy,don't pay attention to the reviewers and such,not like you ever have,LOL. Just think,if we all listened to what one person told us instead of the ones who truly mean something none of us would have ever got anywhere.Keep up the good work,and remember, There's a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Cataloger More than 1 year ago
Not bad! Cute little story, but definitely more for the 4th grade to 8th grade set really....story is about two kids and a pig, and the Mom and Dad are the supporting characters. Should have been cataloged as children's lit! I had a most pleasant read of it though!
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I enjoyed this book. However, A Salty Piece Of Land is a much better example of Jimmy in his element as a storyteller.
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K-Rod More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this novel. It was a nice light read, while being very entertaining and fun. It is definitely a page turner. Thank you, Mr. Buffett!!!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Jimmy Buffett was presented with this idea, complete with photos by Helen Bransford, and he thought about it, and asked himself, "Swine Not?" - and this story was born. Helen told Jimmy that it was based on something that actually happened...but a pig in a four-star hotel in New York City? SWINE NOT? is a very entertaining romp told from the alternating points of view of Rumpy, the pig, and Barley, her boy owner. Rumpy is a pot-bellied pig who accompanies her human family to New York when they move there, and she has an agenda of her own. She heard that her brother, Lukie, is in New York City, and she is determined to find him. They live in a glass box-like unit at the top of a fancy high-rise hotel. The hotel chef has a special affinity for pork, and he's sharpening his knives and dusting off his recipes with Rumpy in mind. Keeping Rumpy hidden is a challenging proposition that keeps the whole family on alert. This story is not quite what I expected from the old pirate, but Jimmy Buffett tells a good tale in this light-hearted adventure that will appeal to all ages. The characters are compelling and the action never stops. It's a quick read that is highly recommended for reluctant readers.
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Siouxzq More than 1 year ago
This was a cute story but I would put it down and forget to pick it back up. I was hoping for something more like A Salty Piece of Land which I really enjoyed.
BreezyGA More than 1 year ago
Life is always more fun than fiction and this book proves the theory.
katiejo More than 1 year ago
I read this book not really knowing what to expect. I've read A Salty Piece of Land about a million times so I thought I knew what Buffett was about, but apparently not.

I loved this book, though. I would recommend it for a Jr High, Tween age person, not necessarily an adult, but it's good all the same.
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traceynicole More than 1 year ago
This book turned out to be my favorite out of all of his books that I've read. Some parts I was even laughing out loud, and I enjoy books that make you do that. It's true that compared to his others I would consider this book more of a young-adult, but it was still great, and it would be perfect for kids who are struggling with moving to a new town, love soccer, have a pet pig, or is trying to hide their pig in a five-star-hotel with a crazy butcher that lives downstairs.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As playful as some of his songs. Totally original Buffett! Gave it to my whole family to read and then we quoted most of it back to each other!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my third Buffett book and by far my favorite. I loved the perspectives each of the characters gives as they move from their relatively quiet and peaceful life on a farm to the storm of civilization that is New York City. Just like his music, Jimmy takes you away and makes you part of the story. Any escape from reality this soldier can get always helps. Thanks, Jimmy!!