Esther the Wonder Pig by Steve Jenkins audiobook

Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time

By Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter , with Caprice Crane
Read by Steve Jenkins

Grand Central Publishing 9781455560783
4.72 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AMAZON 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.

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AMAZON 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Written in a sincere, touching, and often quite funny voice, ESTHER THE WONDER PIG is a balm to the soul . . .So far, definitely my favorite read of 2016. Have Cake, Will Travel
Funny, entertaining, enlightening, and touching, this book about an unknowingly influential little piggy is a good read that also provides an education on the intelligence of pigs and their capacity for giving and receiving affection. Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)
There's joy and humor on every page. VeganOutreach.org
An inspirational, enjoyable read, especially for animal lovers. Booklist
Steve and Derek show us what we already know at Mercy for Animals-that farmed animals are just as deserving of love and respect as the dogs and cats we share our home with-or, in their case, the pig they share their home with. Nathan Runkle, founder & president, Mercy for Animals
Told with self-effacing humor and a sense of wonder at what life can bring, ESTHER is the story of the transformative power of love between people and animals and how the decision to try to make a difference on a personal level can effect positive change far beyond anything that might have been imagined. Larry Levin, New York Times bestselling author of Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
First, Jenkins and Walter opened their hearts to one very special pig, and now they are opening their doors and letting us in, too. ESTHER THE WONDER PIG is a tender, funny story that manages to sneak up behind you when you're least expecting it and change your life. Be prepared to fall in love-with a pig. Jasmin Singer, author of Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir and co-host of Our Hen House
Funny, moving, and heartwarming. The greatest love story ever told between two men and their pig. Ricky Gervais

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Author

Author Bio: Steve Jenkins

Author Bio: Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor–winning What Do You Do with a Tail like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.

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Author Bio: Derek Walter

Author Bio: Derek Walter

Derek Walter is an animal activist and cofounder of the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in Campbellville, Ontario

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Author Bio: Caprice Crane

Author Bio: Caprice Crane

Caprice Crane is the author of several novels for adults, including Stupid and Contagious, Family Affair, and With a Little Luck, as well as Confessions of a Hater, her first YA novel. Her debut novel, Stupid and Contagious, won an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award. She is a former writer for the MTV Networks, for feature films, and for television shows including 90210 and Melrose Place. She is the daughter of Tina Louise, star of Gilligan’s Island, and Les Crane, former television talk show host and Grammy winner. Born in Hollywood, she divides her time between Los Angeles and New York.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English