“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.
So I mentioned last week that I had gotten a copy of the book, "gentle barn". I was so glad to get something a little different in the mail to review.I am so sad that this book didn't live up to my…Read Review
Iâ€™m not going to lie, I have been following gentle barn on Facebook for some time so when given the opportunity to read the book by the founder, I couldnâ€™t say no.Ellie speaks of her hard time growing up, connecting more with animals…Read Review
This is the story of one womanâ€™s struggle to find healing for herself and healing for abused animals. Through that journey she discovers that through helping animals that they are helping her and in turn they both help at risk children.The…Read Review
I love a good animal story, but when I first started this, I was really leery. The very first thing you read is the Author's Note (yeah, I'm that person who reads every page in the book, including the copyright page.)…Read Review