Esther the Wonder Pig

  • by Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, Caprice Crane
  • Narrated by Steve Jenkins
  • 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micropiglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! In the best-selling 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 micropiglet. 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-size commercial pig. Within three years tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and a lot of pig-size 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.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.


What the Critics Say

"An inspirational, enjoyable read, especially for animal lovers." (Booklist)
"Funny, moving, and heartwarming. The greatest love story ever told between two men and their pig. " (Ricky Gervais)
"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 cohost of Our Hen House)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Inspirational story.

Long may you be happy and full of love Esther and (ever growing) family. Oh and full of watermelon too. ❤️
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- Beeab

So heartwarming x

Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. But I'm so glad I got the audio book version, Listening to Steve saying his,Derek and Esther's story just makes it even more special than it is x
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- Lisa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-06-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio