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Nerds eAlsxist in apparent happiness After a period of study during which Toby learns English arithmetic and mind reading tricks the menagerie mbarks on learns English arithmetic and mind reading tricks the menagerie mbarks on tour of Britain and Ireland Toby s adventures see him coming dangerously close to being served up on a dinner table our porcine protagonist learns that for Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, every charitable human who treats him with kindness and an open mind therexists a cruel one ContamiNation eager to do him harm Overcoming all adversity Tobymbarks on studies at Oxford University then later at the University of EdinburghHaving Toby As Narrator Toby as narrator the story works well The first person or correctly first pig narrative is written with such xcellence and from such a uniuely porcine perspective that th I read Russell A Potter s book with great fascination He mentions that my musical Toby the Incredible Learned Pig was the inspiration for his book I was flattered by this Although both works are based on the Learned Pig or pigs they are certainly different I based my writing on the information in Ricky Jays classic book Porcine Prophets and Fireproof Women Also I had a copy of Toby s autobiography from the Folger Shakespeare library and other books and articles on fairs in Britain I tried to weave the different stories into one whole for the limited half hour time slot alloted My Toby mentions his reincarnations as well as a birth from aristocratic parents Russel Potter has a detailed itinerary of the travels of Toby and all the venues he Russel Potter has a detailed itinerary of the travels of Toby and all the venues he at I specially njoyed his uips and the various luminaries of the time who dart in and out of the story line By the addition of the teen character Sam Nicholson he makes it a story that a young adult who wants to stretch his mind might njoy I was unaware of the Oxford connection but Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas enjoyed it very much Don t they have a pub there named The Blue Boar Also Injoyed the typeface and the copious notesFun read Pyg by Russell Potter promises much and delivers little For a book that is supposedly the memoir of a learned pig a subject which sounds at first inclination to have the potential to be most amusing the actual narrative is very dry and lacking in much plot development Essentially Toby the pig is rescued from the slaughter learns to spell as part of a performing act and when it is recognized that he can actually read and understand the words in front of him he gets the chance to become The Magic Rolling Pin educated Nothinglse of interest takes place that is not articulated in the cover description Pyg is neither a comedy nor is it a social commentary in the style of Animal Farm It is simply a matter of fact narrative that had its protagonist been human rather than animal would have no interest to readers whatsoever As it stands Pyg might be interesting to advanced middle grade readers providing that they have the necessary vocabulary and sufficient patience to wade through this text Pyg is a novel written to look like a genuine memoir assembled and Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, edited by Russell Potter from original lateighteenth century manuscripts allegedly held in the Bodleian University of Ed. Oes on to study at Oxford and Edinburgh Not Without a Fight encountering such luminaries as Samuel Johnson Robert Burns and William Blake before finally writing his own life story uirky beguiling andndlessly ntertaining this memoir of a remarkable sapient pig is a sharp and witty delight. .
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A charming book A fun adventure of a marvelous pig at face value but a bit of sly allegory beneath commenting on compassion bias and kindness Was there really a pig who could read and write English Reading this finely crafted narrative is like watching an xpert magician perform Deep down you know it couldn t be real yet from the first page onward there is a nagging feeling that maybe just maybe it might have really happenedThe book begins with an Editor s Note Potter credits himself as the book s Editor not its author which in scholarly language states that the present volume is based on Toby the Pig s original published memoir of 1809 There was indeed a miraculous sapient pig named Toby who toured the fairs and performing halls of late 18th Century England and Wales As he tells it Toby begins life on a farm has a narrow The Unseen Wonder escape from the slaughterhouse andnds up in the care of a traveling ntertainer with his troupe of performing animals His linguistic skills are developed subtly from first hints of understanding to training in card tricks and onward towell no plot spoilers here Toby s travels through England and Ireland are depicted with nicely drawn details of places clothing and transport But this is not a cute archaic Babe nicely drawn details of places clothing and transport But this is not a cute archaic Babe Pig More like Charlotte s Web meets Stromboli s Circus in Pinocchio The relationships between Toby and his human caretakers and the portrait of the cruel world of late 18th Century traveling circuses are touching funny sad and gut wrenching and often terrifyingThe world of late 18th Century traveling circuses are touching funny sad and gut wrenching and often terrifyingThe joy of Pyg is the language At first the slightly archaic terms and spelling might seem off putting but by the second page they meld into the rich and sonorous voice of Toby which sweeps you along for the next 230 pagesThe book nds with a generous section of historical notes It turns out that most or all of the people and places which appear in the narrative actually Zu schnell existed As did a short book published in 1805ntitled The Life and Adventures of Toby the Sapient PigAt the Sleepless (Bird of Stone, end you ll feel happy at having justnjoyed a well told uniue and ccentric story and you ll be scratching your head wondering just how much of it was true Finally if you can get your hands on the original British hardcover dition you won t regret it Rarely do you find books these days with so much craft put into the design From the xuisite tactile cover to the slightly yellowed paper to the typeface which mimics the look of 18th Century metal type the book is a treasure to hold and look at 45 Stars Charming tale of Toby the Sapient Pig who in real life performed all over England in the 1800s In the late 18th Century the learned pig became a popular circus attraction with the pig spelling words with cards they
answer uestions tell the and ven read minds The first sapient pig was Toby and this is his story Whilst the pig was a real historical figure this is a fictionalised account told from Toby s point of viewThe prose is written in a mock 18th Century style and the font used is Invisible (The Curse of Avalon even reminiscent of the worn type used at. A heartwarming debut introduces readers to the adventures of its overachieving porcine narratorBlending the sophisticated satire of Jonathan Swift with the charmingxuberance of a Pixar film Pyg tells the story of Toby a truly Yummy Supper exceptional pig who lived in lateighteent. The time If you can suspend disbelief for the length of this fairly short novel Toby will bring a smile to your face Of course the real pig would never have been uite so learned and he didn t meet so many important people but history suggests that a lot of them did talk about him At the back of the book are notes about some of the characters that did actually xist and it s an interesting historical read in some aspects Whilst many people have written about the life of prohibition ra circuses this is where they started out with travelling showmen and their well trained livestockIn 1817 a biography of with travelling showmen and their well trained livestockIn 1817 a biography of The Life and Adventures of Toby the Sapient Pig with his opinions on men and manners was released as a pamphlet and is commented on in Pyg as fraudulent The British Library still hold a copy of the original in their collection I loved this book it was fun imaginative funny and vibrant with a wonderful set of characters a sea of descriptive imageryCould Answer Uestions Tell The
a loveable pig who human like ualities It was a brilliant little story definitely worth reading Toby is a sapient pig living in England in the late 1700 s He has written a memoir of his life on the stage and at University with the assistance of his friend Toby faces adversity in the form of a scornful and disbelieving public but also finds his champions and admirers are many The tale is alternately heartbreaking and heartwarming Toby is a likable narrator and the reader will fall in love with him He understands much about the world about him and makes valuable observations about the nature of humanity and the thirst for knowledge My only complaint about the book were the various italicized words which I felt interrupted the narrative flow as it did not seem that these words were to be Deep Listening emphasized In fact I could discern no rhyme nor reason for the devicexcept that possibly this was freuently done in texts of this ra The Capitalization of words that have come to be freuently lowercase in today s grammar was readily ignored as well as accounted for I know of no other animals who are consistently curious willing to xplore new Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature experiences ready to meet the world with open mouthednthusiasm Pigs I have discovered are incurable optimists and get a big kick out of just being Lyall Watson The Whole Hog Exploring the Extraordinary Potential of PigsHaving had a boundless love of pigs since childhood so much so that most of my cuddly toys were pigs rather than the traditional bears I was in Hog Heaven throughout Pyg The book tells the tale of Toby a pig whose feats of learning and intelligence astound such 18th Century luminaries as Samuel Johnson Anna Seward William Blake and Robert Burns A boy named Sam literally saves Toby s bacon by convincing his uncle not to sell the pig at market When Toby demonstrates his remarkable intelligence it becomes obvious that much money can be made from touring Toby the Sapient Pig than by selling him as meat Toby and Sam go to live with Silas Bissett a mysterious figure on whose state all manner of trained anim. H century England After winning the blue ribbon at the Salford Livestock Fair and scaping the butcher's knife Toby tours the country wowing circus audiences with his abilities to count spell and ven read the minds of ladies but only with their permission of course HeAnd A Loveable Pig Who