Swine Not?: A Novel Pig Tale

Swine Not?: A Novel Pig Tale


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Swine Not?: A Novel Pig Tale by Jimmy Buffett, Helen Bransford

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.

Can a talented, sensitive pig survive the claustrophobic, neurotic stresses of life in the Big Apple? Can the McBride twins keep their precious pet from becoming the chef's favorite entree? Get ready for a wonderful ride as master storyteller Jimmy Buffett takes readers on a brilliantly funny romp through Manhattan and beyond. From spoiled rock stars to highly caffeinated football coaches, Buffett's satirical view of American culture never ceases to bite and delight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316114059
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 05/12/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 262,055
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jimmy Buffett is the author of the national bestseller A Salty Piece of Land as well as A Pirate Looks at Fifty, Tales from Margaritaville, which was on the bestseller list for seven months, and the bestselling 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. He lives on Long Island and in Florida.

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Swine Not?: A Novel Pig Tale 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 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.
WritermomHB More than 1 year ago
Swine Not will give many people a good laugh. Jimmy Buffett wrote this, seemingly, for adults, but it will be enjoyed by children, too. I recommend it for primarily children in grades 4-6. The story tells of a family who move from a farm to a penthouse in New York City. Unfortunately, they have a pet pig and animals are not allowed in this building. So, they have many adventures trying to hide the pig, take him outside, especially to Central Park, and keep him out of sight of the building manager. The story is told in two voices: Rumpy the Pig and Barley the Boy, though there are several other characters involved. It is important to know who is speaking in each chapter. This book is definitely “G-Rated” and is suitable for family entertainment.
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!