Sara Rath is the author of The Complete Cow, About Cows, two other non-fiction books, one novel, and four volumes of poetry. She also writes short stories, non-fiction articles, radio scripts, and screenplays for public TV and film. The granddaughter of a prizewinning cheesemaker, Sara has been heavily influenced by the rural landscape, as evidenced in her writing. She and her husband live in Elm Grove, Wisconsin.
This book pays tribute to swine with fun, fascinating facts about these curious creatures. Sara Rath provides an overview of popular breeds, the history of wild boars and domesticated pigs, and tales of pigs in pop culture and folklore. With additional information on flying pigs, hog calling, greased pigs, pigs as pets, collecting pig memorabilia, and pig phrases, this book has something for every piggy lover!
The lighthearted, entertaining text is complemented by delightful illustrations, including pig paintings and photographs of both domestic and wild pigs. Also depicted are images of pigs in pop culture, including pig collectibles, pigs in ads, and popular porkers such as Porky Pig and Piglet.
Available in both hardcover and paperback, the interior pages of The Complete Pig
is a mixture of eccentric trivia, useful facts and history, and pop-culture nostalgia.