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Esther the Wonder Pig : Changing the World One Heart at a Time (Hardcover) (Steve Jenkins)

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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! In the bestselling tradition of pet memoirs such as Oogy, Dewey, and Giant George, the story of ESTHER THE WONDER PIG 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.
Number of Pages: 212
Genre: Pets, Social Science, Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Popular Culture, Essays, Vegetarian
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Author: Steve Jenkins
Language: English
Street Date: May 31, 2016
TCIN: 50646966
UPC: 9781455560783
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-6446
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guest1234 2 years ago
I love Esther and her wonderful dads. Highly recommend this book.
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Wonderful and heartwarming

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Meg91 2 years ago
Absolutely love this book. So well written you won't be able to put it down. You fall in love with Esther as you read.see moreof the reviewer's review
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