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Saving Emma the Pig (The Biggest Little Farm) (Hardcover)

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By John Chester, Jennifer L. Meyer (Illustrator)
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This heartwarming picture book about the true life story of Emma the pig and her babies, is a part of the gorgeous documentary film entitled "The Biggest Little Farm".  Apricot Lane Farms, in nearby Moorpark, is where Emma and her farm friends live with Farmer John Chester (author), his wife Molly and their family.  It is truly a slice of heaven on earth, with orchards of stone fruit, dozens of avocado varieties, goats, sheep, cows, steers, chickens and of course, the "Queen" Emma the pig.  The farm is regenerative, bio-diverse and has kept John and his crew busy nurturing it.  If you have a chance, visit!  You are in for a treat.  If you can't visit, go see the documentary.

— Maureen Palacios

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A companion picture book to the award-winning film, "The Biggest Little Farm"!

Welcome to Apricot Lane Farm, a unique world full of true stories about heartwarming animals’ relationships and the special people who care for them.

When Emma the pig arrives at the Apricot Lane Farm, she is about to give birth to piglets. But she is also sick, and after her seventeen babies arrive, Emma is unable to care for them.

Taking care of seventeen piglets and a sick mama pig is a challenge for Farmer John and his team. But the cure for Emma reminds them what is most important—for pigs and for humans: love and friendship. Saving Emma the Pig is a heartfelt picture book from John Chester, with gorgeous illustrations from Jennifer L. Meyer

About the Author


John Chester spent the first twenty years of his career making documentary films. In addition to running their 214-acre regenerative farm, serving as farm manager with his wife, Molly Chester, John wrote and directed The Biggest Little Farm, an award-winning documentary about his and Molly’s move from city life to Apricot Lane Farms, and the Emmy Award–winning short films about the farm that have appeared on Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday.” He and Molly live with their son, Beauden, on the farm, which is located outside of Santa Barbara, California.

Jennifer L. Meyer is an award-winning artist whose work has been featured multiple times in the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art annual, Spectrum. Born into a fantasy-loving military family, she grew up a big fan of comics, reading, and drawing animals (especially bunnies). Jennifer's art has appeared in comic books, children's books, graphic novels, and other media. She is the illustrator of the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series by Jacqueline Kelly.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781250187796
ISBN-10: 1250187796
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: May 14th, 2019
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: The Biggest Little Farm

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