Located in the heart of Nebraska, Joel and Angela Manning's family farm is the only home Eliza has ever known. The black Berkshire pig lives on the spacious property with plenty of other animals by her side, including other hogs, dairy cows, cattle, and chickens.
For the most part, life on the Manning farm is pleasant. Well, except for dealing with the bad behavior of another pig named Carrie. Carrie is never happy with anyone or anything and is determined to take down Farmer Joel-while being a bully to all the other animals.
But when a hog confinement moves in nearby, Eliza finds herself with even more serious problems to worry about. The cruel facility is creating a terrible stench and attracting huge numbers of flies.
When Joel and Angela decide to protest the conditions of the confinement, their choice creates a rift that splits the town in two-and could have major consequences for the humans and animals of the farm alike.
Eliza the Pig is an animal-driven tale of life on a small farm, showcasing the importance of family, friendship, and standing up for what's right.
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About the Author
Alexandra McClanahan was born and raised in Nebraska, where she lived until moving to Alaska in 1982. There, she embarked on a career writing about Alaska Native issues.
In 2002, McClanahan returned to her roots and bought a rundown farm in Orchard, Nebraska, which she named Sht'uh, the Dena'ina Athabascan word for "my special place." In 2009, the farm received organic certification, and she continues to farm there to this day.
In addition to her full-time roles as wife, mother, and farmer, McClanahan is an author of fiction and nonfiction works and a published poet.