My Gentle Barn

My Gentle Barn

Creating A Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope

Book - 2014 | 1st ed. --
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" My Gentle Barn is a wonderful book. You'll love Ellie Laks and the animals she rescued--and who rescued her back." -Sy Montgomery, The Good Good Pig

Founder Ellie Laks started The Gentle Barn after adopting a sick goat from a run-down petting zoo in 1999. Some two hundred animals later (including chickens, horses, pigs, cows, rabbits, emus, and more), The Gentle Barn has become an extraordinary nonprofit that brings together a volunteer staff of community members and at-risk teens to rehabilitate abandoned and/or abused animals. As Ellie teaches the volunteers to care for the animals, they learn a new language of healing that works wonders on the humans as well.

My Gentle Barn weaves together the story of how the Barn came to be what it is today with Ellie's own journey. Filled with heartwarming animal stories and inspiring recoveries, My Gentle Barn is a feel-good account that will delight animal lovers and memoir readers alike.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2014.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780385347662
Characteristics: xi, 268 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Reyes, Jaclyn
Isak, Nomi


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Dec 31, 2014

Calling all animal lovers and those who are not.

This book cronicles the dream of one very special lady whose love for animals all great and small goes beyond what most of us could not even apprehend.

Ellie Laks tells her own story of growing up in a family that did not understand or support her love and devotion towards animals.

She had a dream to one day be able to rescue, care and provide a safe and loving home for abused, abandoned or neglected animals.

Her dream is eventually realized with "My Gentle Barn", a sanctuary where animals heal and troubled children see first hand that a little love and understanding can change their lives for ever.

Truly a wonderful story, well told and full of love and compassion.

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May 26, 2014

You need to read this, yes every one of you!

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