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In this inspiring memoir, Ellie Laks shares how her lifelong love of animals led her to found The Gentle Barn, a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused and neglected animals.

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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.

"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

"Descriptive and sensitive stories of one woman and the animals she rescued from abuse and death." ---Kirkus

"Listeners can almost hear Ellie's smile as the Gentle Barn is finally able to complete its mission of helping and healing unhindered."

My Gentle Barn

Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope

Author Ellie Laks

Narrated by Hillary Huber

Publication date Mar 25, 2014

Running time 10 hrs

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