Esther the Wonder Pig - Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter & Caprice Crane

Esther the Wonder Pig

By Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter & Caprice Crane

  • Release Date: 2016-05-31
  • Genre: Pets
5 Score: 5 (From 31 Ratings)
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Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! This funny, inspirational story shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes.

In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever.

It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, Tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, it became clear that Esther needed much more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need.

Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, ESTHER THE WONDER PIG follows Steve and Derek's adventure--from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals.

Reviews

  • Read this!

    5
    By CLOKNM
    Beautiful and funny! You will laugh, cry, and be inspired. A must read for pet lovers and animal rescuers.
  • Very funny and eye opening

    5
    By KainisKa
    Made me want to go vegan
  • Esther The Wonder Pig

    5
    By No Such Luck
    What do you do when the "mini" pig that you've fallen in love with turns out to be a 650 pound commercial pig. You make her a social media star and get backing to buy an animal sanctuary. I laughed and cried and actually gasped when I realized that I was on the last page. It's an easy read that will leave you begging for more and feeling true love for a pig named Esther The Wonder Pig.
  • Heart warming to the end...

    5
    By Doolittlelady
    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The unconditional love that Steve & Derek have for Esther and their other fur babies truly touched me. Anyone that reads this will be a better more compassionate person for it.
  • Stayed up all night to read it

    5
    By Luvmy2doxies
    This book is an easy read and very entertaining. I couldn't stop reading it and stayed up all night to finish it. This book is honest and funny. I forgot how quickly their lives changed. This book reminded me that in a very short time they went from two average men to two extraordinary men with an extraordinary pig. I highly recommend this book! My only complaint is that it wasn't longer

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