Esther the Wonder Pig by Steve Jenkins

Esther The Wonder Pig
  • Author : Steve Jenkins
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-31
  • Categories : Pets
  • ISBN : 9781455560776
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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.

Esther the Wonder Pig by Steve Jenkins

Esther The Wonder Pig
  • Author : Steve Jenkins
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-06-01
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781925475029
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In the bestselling tradition of Marley and Me, a funny, heartwarming and inspiring true story of how one adorable little pig changed her owners’ lives forever. When an old friend called animal lover Steve Jenkins and begged him to take in an adorable ‘micro’ piglet, he couldn’t say no. Although he knew his partner Derek would be far from thrilled about him adopting yet another stray, the idea of owning a cute little piglet was impossible to resist. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek’s lives forever. Esther turned out to be beyond adorable but there was nothing ‘micro’ about her, and Steve and Derek realised that they had signed on to raise a blooming full-sized pig. Within three years, tiny Esther tipped the scales at a whopping 270 kilograms. After some growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and founded the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Esther the Wonder Pig follows Steve and Derek’s excellent adventure – from reluctant pig parents to two of the world’s most successful and beloved animal rights activists, alongside the magnificent Esther, a social media star with millions of fans around the globe.

Esther the Wonder Pig by Steve Jenkins

Esther The Wonder Pig
  • Author : Steve Jenkins
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-05-31
  • Categories : Pets
  • ISBN : 9781455560776
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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.

The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig by Steve Jenkins

The True Adventures Of Esther The Wonder Pig
  • Author : Steve Jenkins
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Categories : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • ISBN : 9780316554725
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The true story of social media sensation Esther the Wonder Pig and her two dads that inspired the New York Times bestselling memoir for adults is now available in a picture book with adorable illustrations and a message of love. When Steve and Derek adopted a mini pig named Esther, they had no idea that she would turn out to be not-so-mini after all. When her new family saw just how big and wonderful Esther really was, they fell in love--and their lives changed forever. Esther would soon grow too large for her bed, and their small apartment. She got into everything, including her neighbor's tasty garden. So the whole family moved from a small apartment to a big farm, where Esther and her animal friends could fit happily (and get into a little less mischief). Eventually, that farm would become the Happily Esther After animal sanctuary, home to rescued animals of all kinds.

Happily Ever Esther by Steve Jenkins

Happily Ever Esther
  • Author : Steve Jenkins
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-07-10
  • Categories : Pets
  • ISBN : 9781538728123
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From the New York Times bestselling authors and loving owners of Esther the Wonder Pig, comes a memoir about their new life on the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, which is anything but boring. Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, had their lives turned upside down when they adopted their pig-daughter Esther--the so-called micro pig who turned out to be a full-sized commercial pig growing to a whopping 600 pounds--as they describe in their bestselling memoir Esther the Wonder Pig. The book ends with them moving to a new farm, and starting a new wonderful life where they will live on the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary to care for other animals and just live happily ever after... Or so they thought. People often think about giving it all up and just moving to a farm. In theory it sure does sound great. But as Derek and Steve quickly realized, the realities of being a farmer--especially when you have never lived on a farm let alone outside of the city--can be frantic, crazy, and even insane. Not only are they adjusting to farm life and dutifully taking care of their pig-daughter Esther (who by the way lives in the master bedroom of their house), but before they knew it their sanctuary grew to as many as 42 animals, including: pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, cows, roosters, a peacock, a duck, a horse, a donkey, and a barn cat named Willma Ferrell. Written with joy and humor, and filled with delicious Esther-approved recipes dispersed throughout the book, this charming memoir captures an emotional journey of one little family advocating for animals everywhere.

How Tickles Saved Pickles by Maddie Johnson

How Tickles Saved Pickles
  • Author : Maddie Johnson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Categories : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • ISBN : 9781534436633
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Esther the Wonder Pig meets Little Book of Sloth in this charming true story about the adorable Instagram stars, Pickles the pig and his friend—the hog-turned-hero—Tickles. Pickles the Pig (@LivingwithPickles) has been featured on The Dodo, Inside Edition, and People! Pickles is a pig, rescued as a wee one and now living it up at his forever home. But one day Pickles becomes very sick. His only hope? One big sow with an even bigger heart on a faraway farm…but will she get to Pickles in time? Learn the true story about one extraordinary pig and his savior in this inspiring photographic picture book!

The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City by Jodi Kendall

The Unlikely Story Of A Pig In The City
  • Author : Jodi Kendall
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780062484550
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This delightful middle grade novel is a modern-day homage to Charlotte’s Web, perfect for fans of Katherine Applegate and Cammie McGovern. “We fell in love with The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City! No matter how big she gets, there’s always room for Hamlet in our hearts.” —Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, New York Times bestselling co-authors of Esther the Wonder Pig A little pig in a big city leads to lots of trouble! Josie Shilling’s family is too big, their cramped city house is too small, and she feels like no one’s ever on her side. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, her older brother, Tom, brings home a pink, squirmy bundle wrapped in an old football jersey—a piglet he rescued from a nearby farm. Her name is Hamlet. The minute Josie holds Hamlet, she feels an instant connection. But there’s no room for Hamlet in the crowded Shilling household. And whoever heard of keeping a pig in the city? So it’s up to Josie to find her a forever home. The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City is a heartwarming tale of family, belonging, and growing bigger when you’ve always felt small.

Farm Sanctuary by Gene Baur

Farm Sanctuary
  • Author : Gene Baur
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-11-04
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 9780743291590
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A founder of an organization dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals and combating factory farming addresses key questions about the ethics of breeding animals for food, exposing inhumane practices utilized by typical food-production companies. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Our Farm by Maya Gottfried

Our Farm
  • Author : Maya Gottfried
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2013-04-24
  • Categories : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • ISBN : 9780375985546
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Maya the cow, J.D. the piglet, Hilda the sheep, and a dozen more animals all speak directly to the reader, showing off their unique personalities in this wonderful collection of poems. Master watercolorist Robert Rahway Zakanitch provides a portrait that perfectly captures the essence of each creature. Together the poems and paintings add up to a picture of life on the friendliest farm around. Maya Gottfried based her poems on real animals from Farm Sanctuary, a safe haven for injured or abused farm animals with locations in New York and California.

The One and Only Wolfgang by Steve Greig

The One And Only Wolfgang
  • Author : Steve Greig
  • Publisher : Zonderkidz
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780310768241
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Do you consider your pets family? Do you enjoy reading about loveable animals? Instagram sensation Steve Greig and New York Times bestselling author Mary Rand Hess share Greig’s real-life family of senior dogs, chickens, rabbits, and a pig named Bikini in his first children’s book that showcases the importance of family. In The One and Only Wolfgang, readers will meet Greig’s beloved animal family. Greig looked for the most “unadoptable” animals and gave them a home—his home! Strange and unique, The One and Only Wolfgang will remind readers that no matter how old or how odd, everyone has a place where they belong. Families will enjoy the unique, whimsical art from Nadja Sarell combined with comical photographs of the Wolfgang. Perfect for children, ages 4-8 Kids will love reading about the loveable animals featured on Steve Greig’s Instagram, @Wolfgang2242 - over 900k followers Children will learn about love, friendship and family

Swearing Is Good For You by Dr. Emma Byrne

Swearing Is Good For You
  • Author : Dr. Emma Byrne
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2017-11-25
  • Categories : Psychology
  • ISBN : 9781487001780
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Did you know that chimpanzees can swear? Or that we do most of our swearing in our first language? Have you ever noticed that swearing is an excellent painkiller? In delightfully fun and accessible language, backed by riveting historical case studies and the latest cutting-edge research, Dr. Emma Byrne explores the science behind swearing and why bad language might actually be good for us. Swearing, it turns out, is socially and emotionally essential. Not only has some form of swearing been around since the earliest humans began to communicate, but it has been shown to reduce physical pain, prevent violence, help stroke victims recover their language, and help people work together as a team. Swearing Is Good For You is a fascinating and fun look at the new science of bad language.

All This Time by Mikki Daughtry

All This Time
  • Author : Mikki Daughtry
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Categories : Young Adult Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781534466340
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From the team behind #1 New York Times bestseller Five Feet Apart comes a gripping new romance that asks: Can you find true love after losing everything? Kyle and Kimberly have been the perfect couple all through high school, but when Kimberly breaks up with him on the night of their graduation party, Kyle’s entire world upends—literally. Their car crashes and when he awakes, he has a brain injury. Kimberly is dead. And no one in his life could possibly understand. Until Marley. Marley is suffering from her own loss, a loss she thinks was her fault. And when their paths cross, Kyle sees in her all the unspoken things he’s feeling. As Kyle and Marley work to heal each other’s wounds, their feelings for each other grow stronger. But Kyle can’t shake the sense that he’s headed for another crashing moment that will blow up his life as soon as he’s started to put it back together. And he’s right.

Stupid and Contagious by Caprice Crane

Stupid And Contagious
  • Author : Caprice Crane
  • Publisher : 5 Spot
  • Release Date : 2008-11-15
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780446551045
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In this hilarious, romantic comedy, two twenty-something neighbors embark on a zany mission to meet the founder of Starbucks, and in doing so, find each other.

Why We Love and Exploit Animals by Kristof Dhont

Why We Love And Exploit Animals
  • Author : Kristof Dhont
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-12
  • Categories : Psychology
  • ISBN : 9781351181426
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This unique book brings together research and theorizing on human-animal relations, animal advocacy, and the factors underlying exploitative attitudes and behaviors towards animals. Why do we both love and exploit animals? Assembling some of the world’s leading academics and with insights and experiences gleaned from those on the front lines of animal advocacy, this pioneering collection breaks new ground, synthesizing scientific perspectives and empirical findings. The authors show the complexities and paradoxes in human-animal relations and reveal the factors shaping compassionate versus exploitative attitudes and behaviors towards animals. Exploring topical issues such as meat consumption, intensive farming, speciesism, and effective animal advocacy, this book demonstrates how we both value and devalue animals, how we can address animal suffering, and how our thinking about animals is connected to our thinking about human intergroup relations and the dehumanization of human groups. This is essential reading for students, scholars, and professionals in the social and behavioral sciences interested in human-animal relations, and will also strongly appeal to members of animal rights organizations, animal rights advocates, policy makers, and charity workers.

Pounce by Seth Casteel

Pounce
  • Author : Seth Casteel
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Categories : Photography
  • ISBN : 9780316349178
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Photographer Seth Casteel's underwater photographs of dogs and babies have captivated an international audience. Now, Seth has found the perfect way to capture our other best friends: cats! A beautiful, funny gift book with more than 70 previously unpublished photographs, Pounce reveals adorable cats and kittens as they pounce and jump through the air, arms outstretched -- all in Casteel's signature up-close, mid-action style.

Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan

Happy Ever After
  • Author : Paul Dolan
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-01-17
  • Categories : Self-Help
  • ISBN : 9780241284452
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'A passionate, provocative book. It isn't just a self-help book. It is a manifesto for a better society' Sunday Times 'One of the most rigorous articulations of the new mood of acceptance...a persuasive demolition of many of our cultural stories about how we ought to live' Oliver Burkeman, Guardian Paul Dolan, the bestselling author of Happiness by Design, shows us how to escape the myth of perfection and find our own route to happiness. Be ambitious; find everlasting love; look after your health ... There are countless stories about how we ought to live our lives. These narratives can make our lives easier, and they might sometimes make us happier too. But they can also trap us and those around us. In Happy Ever After, bestselling happiness expert Professor Paul Dolan draws on a variety of studies ranging over wellbeing, inequality and discrimination to bust the common myths about our sources of happiness. He shows that there can be many unexpected paths to lasting fulfilment. Some of these might involve not going into higher education, choosing not to marry, rewarding acts rooted in self-interest and caring a little less about living forever. By freeing ourselves from the myth of the perfect life, we might each find a life worth living.

Confessions of a Hater by Caprice Crane

Confessions Of A Hater
  • Author : Caprice Crane
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release Date : 2013-08-27
  • Categories : Young Adult Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781250008473
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High school was pretty much like this huge party I wasn't actually invited to, but I still had to show up to every day. Hailey Harper has always felt invisible. Now her dad has a new job and the family is moving to Hollywood. Just what Hailey needs: starting a new high school. As she's packing, Hailey finds a journal that belonged to her older sister, Noel, who is away at college. Called "How to be a Hater," it's full of info Hailey can really use. Has Hailey found the Bible of Coolness? Will it help her reinvent herself at her new school? Will her crush notice her? Will she and the other Invisibles dethrone the popular mean girls? After all, they deserve it. Don't they? In Confessions of a Hater, Caprice Crane's funny—and deeply felt—observations about high school, bullies, popularity, friendship, and romance will leave teens thinking . . . and talking.

Daddy s Roommate by Michael Willhoite

Daddy S Roommate
  • Author : Michael Willhoite
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Release Date : 2008-05-22
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 1435285905
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A young boy discusses his divorced father's new living situation, in which the father and his gay roommate share eating, doing chores, playing, loving, and living.

Not a Nugget by Stephanie Dreyer

Not A Nugget
  • Author : Stephanie Dreyer
  • Publisher : Veegmama
  • Release Date : 2015-08-10
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 0986106011
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Food or friend? Through fun animal facts and charming illustrations, "Not A Nugget" shows children a different way to view animals and their food. With a special foreword by Gene Baur, founder of Farm Sanctuary, this book is an educational resource for parents and teachers to introduce children to plant-based living.

You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams by Alan Cumming

You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams
  • Author : Alan Cumming
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9780847849017
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A magical concoction of the mischievous, tender, whimsical, and debauched real-life adventures of Alan Cumming, told in his own words and pictures. Described by the New York Times as “a bawdy countercultural sprite” and named one of the most fun people in show business by Time magazine, Alan Cumming is a genuine quadruple threat—an internationally acclaimed, award-winning star of stage, television, and film, as well as a New York Times best-selling author whose real-life vivacity, wit, and charm shine through every page of his third book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams. In these forty-five picture essays, Cumming recounts his real-life adventures (and often, misadventures), illustrated by his own equally entertaining photographs. From an awkward bonding session with Elizabeth Taylor to poignant stories about his family and friends to some harsh words of wisdom imparted by Oprah that make up the title of this collection, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams is as eclectic, enchanting, and alive as its author.

The Big Sheep by Robert Kroese

The Big Sheep
  • Author : Robert Kroese
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781250088451
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Los Angeles of 2039 is a baffling and bifurcated place. After the Collapse of 2028, a vast section of LA, the Disincorporated Zone, was disowned by the civil authorities, and became essentially a third world country within the borders of the city. Navigating the boundaries between DZ and LA proper is a tricky task, and there's no one better suited than eccentric private investigator Erasmus Keane. When a valuable genetically altered sheep mysteriously goes missing from Esper Corporation's labs, Keane is the one they call. But while the erratic Keane and his more grounded partner, Blake Fowler, are on the trail of the lost sheep, they land an even bigger case. Beautiful television star Priya Mistry suspects that someone is trying to kill her - and she wants Keane to find out who. When Priya vanishes and then reappears with no memory of having hired them, Keane and Fowler realize something very strange is going on. As they unravel the threads of the mystery, it soon becomes clear that the two cases are connected - and both point to a sinister conspiracy involving the most powerful people in the city. Saving Priya and the sheep will take all of Keane's wits and Fowler's skills, but in the end, they may discover that some secrets are better left hidden. Kroese's The Big Sheep is perfect for fans of Philip Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Terry Pratchett's Guards! Guards!, and Scalzi's Old Man's War.