Esther the Wonder Pig

Esther the Wonder Pig

Changing the World One Heart at A Time

Book - 2016
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The authors share the story of how they adopted a miniature piglet, only to discover later that they had actually taken in a commercial sow that grew to weigh six hundred pounds, and how the experience made them decide to start an animal sanctuary.
Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781455560783
Branch Call Number: 636.4 J528e 2016
Characteristics: 212 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm


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Jul 16, 2018

There is MUCH humor in this story--I got it to read as I had seen a mini review of their 2nd book in a magazine. So, I was looking at it from a farmer's perspective...I had a 4-H Pig back in the 60s of the same breed. My sibs and I were fans of the Man From Uncle series and named our 4-H pigs after the main characters. Mine was named Alexander. I had a younger brother who would eventually become buddies with Alex, as we did not have a dog at that time. They would play together in one of the nearby pastures. One day several farmer neighbors were helping my dad put up hay and were stunned by the interaction of Alex and my then 3 or 4 yr old brother. At one point, after running back and forth, Alex laid down on the ground and my brother as well--putting his head against Alex's side. They were there for quite some time, resting.
I am waiting now to read their 2nd book...

Oct 20, 2017

I loved this story and the fantastic pics of Esther in all of her glory. The author has a conversational writing style that I enjoyed.

Jun 22, 2017

Sweet true story of Derek and Steve and how one day they found themselves becoming surrogate parents for a tiny little pig -- a "mini-pig" or so they were told. But then Esther grew...and grew and their tiny little two bedroom home, already filled with several dogs and cats became even more crowded. I had heard bits and pieces about this family -- who live in Canada and apparently had thousands of people following their story on Facebook...but really enjoyed reading about their trials and tribulations and all the amazing things that can happen when a 650 pound pig lives inside the house. Funny, touching story and how it changed these two men.

Apr 08, 2017

This is a fantastic read. it is humorous, compassionate, and very engaging. Can you imagine getting what you think is a mini pig, who grows to be a maxi pig. The book is a celebration of taking on a challenge with love and commitment. Do yourself a favor - read this book!


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