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Huck : The Heartwarming True Story of a Little Lost Dog Who Changed Lives - Janet Elder

Huck

The Heartwarming True Story of a Little Lost Dog Who Changed Lives

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Published: 1st October 2010
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For years, Janet Elder said ‘no’ to her son’s desperate pleas for a dog - even managing to hold firm after his heart-rending PowerPoint presentation featuring a happy family with a dog versus a sad family without one. Living in a tiny apartment and juggling jobs, there was no room in their lives for a dog.

Then, Janet was diagnosed with breast cancer. After months of gruelling treatment, granting Michael’s wish with a sweet, mischievous poodle called Huck seems the perfect antidote - an affirmation of life.

But when Janet's treatment finally allowed the family to take a vacation, little Huck had to be left behind with her dog-loving sister. In less than 24 hours Huck had slipped through the fence and run away. Broken-hearted, the family flew back immediately to find him. Moved by their plight, everyone in the small town of Ramsey - from school children to the police chief and the mayor - unites in a desperate race against the clock to find him. Searching in densely wooded areas in freezing conditions becomes an incredible test of faith.

Huck’s story - and those of the strangers who came together to rescue him - is a moving reminder that few things unite people more than a shared love of man's best friend.

About the Author

Janet Elder is a senior editor at The New York Times. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Richard Pinsky, their son, Michael, and the family dog.

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4.0

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      4.0

      a story of a typical loved,special dog.

      By Nannychooks

      from Dunedoo

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Dogs Sense So Much Of Us
      • Easy To Understand
      • Inspirational
      • Well Written

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        • A Beautiful Story
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        Comments about Huck:

        a beautiful story!A dog really is a mans best friend and so loyal to their owners.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Nanna shaz

        from Adelaide

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            Delivery was prompt and in good order

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            3.0

            Not much Huck for your buck.

            By The Artist

            from Country, NSW

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            Pros

            • Easy To Understand

            Cons

            • Not What I Expected

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            Comments about Huck:

            Huck, the dog was, for the major part of the book missing. The story was more about the people than the dog.

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            ISBN: 9780732288914
            ISBN-10: 0732288916
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 295
            Published: 1st October 2010
            Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
            Dimensions (cm): 13.4 x 20.9  x 2.3
            Weight (kg): 0.314