Animals and the kids who love them : extraordinary true stories of hope, healing, and compassion / [edited by] Allen & Linda Anderson ; foreword by Robin R. Ganzert and Steve Dale.


  • ISBN: 9781577319597 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1577319591 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Description: xxiv, 194 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, c2011.

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  • 3 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 636/Anderson (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Pt. 1. Hope -- Miniature Horse Patty Pat Answers a Parent's Prayer / Tom Russo, as told to Peggy Frezon -- Midas Makes Our Dream Come True / Julie Yanz -- Surf Dog Ricochet Changes the World for Children / Judy Fridono -- A Cat Therapist for David / Thuvan DeBellis -- The Turkey Who Helped a Blind Teenager Find Her Song / Ellie Laks -- Justice for Children with Golden Caitee / Carolyn C. Corbett -- Peter Pan's Nana Became My Daughters' Playmate / Linda Freedman -- My Child with Autism and the Dog Who Adores Her / Pam Thorsen -- pt. 2. Healing -- The Kindness of Horses, Llamas, and Chickens / Tanya Welsch -- Lille Is an Angel on a Leash / Barbara L. Babikian -- Missy's Magical Llamas / Mona J. Sams -- Simon, My Cat with Special Needs, Gives Hope to Children / Diana Richett -- Childhood Horses Saved My Life / Nanci Falley -- Casper the Rabbit Touched My Son / Miriam Palevsky -- The Horse Who Heard Christopher's First Words / Kristie Heath and Deb Hoyt -- Megan, My Bridge to Normalcy / Jennifer Warsing -- pt. 3. Compassion -- Pepperoni the Turtle Teaches Jamesey about Change / Paula Timpson -- Frankie and Jackson Face Life's Challenges Together / Barbara Techel -- Reading to Queen Sassy and the Guinea Pigs / Nancy Brooks -- Unbreakable Willow / Meaghan Martin -- Rescued Dalmatian, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, Rescues Others / Dayna Hilton -- Brut, My Brown-Eyed Boy / Linda M. Johnson -- Bella Made Me Forget the Bullies / Lisa McMurtray -- A Dog Named Leaf Knows Where the Ow-ees Are / Allen Anderson -- Afterword -- Appendix: What to Consider When Deciding to Bring a Pet into the Family : Interview with Sonia C. Velazquez.
Summary: Presents short, biographical stories about how animals have been beneficial to children in need.
Anderson, Allen, 1954- (Added Author). Anderson, Linda C., 1946- (Added Author).