My Gentle Barn A Place Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope

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Publisher's Synopsis

The incredible true story of a place where animals heal and children learn to hope

'When I started The Gentle Barn, some viewed it as a hobby or an obsession, some as an act of selfless devotion. To all of those people, I want to say, You don't understand. I'm not saving the animals; they're saving me.'

Ellie Laks was just seven years old when she was abused by her childminder. Through the troubled years that followed, animals were her salvation.

Through near bankruptcy and a devastating fire, Ellie's dedication has not diminished. But it wasn't until she opened up the Barn to at-risk children and children with special needs that she realised how her animals could teach lessons in forgiveness and healing to others.

This is a truly inspirational memoir, full of heartbreaking stories of hope and healing.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099584889
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Arrow Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 636.083209794
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiii, 352 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 286g
Height: 177mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 23mm