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My Gentle Barn

Creating A Sanctuary Where Animals Heal And Children Learn To Hope

By Ellie Laks

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.

The 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, The Gentle Barn is a feel-good account that will delight animal lovers and memoir readers alike.


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Format: Book
Author: Laks, Ellie
Title: My gentle barn : creating a sanctuary where animals heal and children learn to hope / Ellie Laks with Nomi Isak.
Publisher Date: New York : Harmony Books, [2014]
Subject: Laks, Ellie. Human-animal relationships -- California. Animal shelters -- California. Animal rescue -- California.
Isbn: 9780385347662
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 636.0832 Lak
Bib Id: 505152

Format: Book
Author: Laks, Ellie, author.
Title: My gentle barn : creating a sanctuary where animals heal and children learn to hope / Ellie Laks with Nomi Isak.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Harmony Books, [2014]
Description: xi, 268 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Laks, Ellie.
Subjects: Human-animal relationships -- California.
Subjects: Animal shelters -- California.
Subjects: Animal rescue -- California.
Other Author: Isak, Nomi, author.
LCCN: 2013042589
ISBN: 9780385347662
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 636.0832 Lak