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

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.

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  • Paperback

    9780099584889

    August 15, 2014

    Arrow

    384 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • EBook

    9781448164707

    July 31, 2014

    Cornerstone Digital

    384 pages

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