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A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog That Unlocked His World Paperback – 1 Sep 2008

4.8 out of 5 stars 98 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402214065
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402214066
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 12.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 563,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'I sat down for a few minutes to skim through A Friend Like Henry...Hours later, I was still there, with tears running down my cheeks - for the appalling difficulties faced in dealing with the condition and with officialdom, but most of all for the extraordinary devotion and empathy between the boy and his dog. Just buy it, please.' (Sarah Stacey, Mail on Sunday)

'Truly affecting ... terribly touching' (David Sexton, Evening Standard)

'More than just a heartwarming tale about a healing relationship between boy and dog. It is also a mother's painful search for love from a child' (Herald) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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From the publishers of the bestselling Born on a Blue Day and Marley and Me : the moving and inspiring story of how a devoted family dog helped free a little boy from the prison of his autism.

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I knew from the moment I lifted this book that it would hold a special place in my heart . This remarkable story of a boy and his family, lost in the world of Austism, captures all the horrific events that such a disability brings . I should know as I also have a son with the same condition . What an amazing trasformation - just when you feel all is lost , Henry steps into Dales life and helps him to make sense of his confusing world . This wonderful story tugs at your heart strings and also leaves you with a feeling of hope . Hope that Dales remarkable transformation could help others .
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Format: Hardcover
A friend like Henry is a book that every parent and dog owner should read, the struggle of the Gardener family and the rewards of owning Henry not only for Dale but for Nuala draws upon every heart string. Every parent wants the best for their child but in some case the mountains we have to climb can seem insurmountable. The silent love and affection your dog can bring you was perfectly captured in the words of the book. Thank you for sharing this story.
It should be on the national curriculum.
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Format: Hardcover
I never write reviews, but this book is one of those that you just have to tell everyone you meet to read!
I cried from anguish and joy in turns as I read the harrowing and hopeful journey of the Gardner family as they fought to have Dale's autism recognised and through Dale's breakthrough's due to his family's incredible efforts and Henry the dog's magnificent presence in his life. This should be compulsory reading - it's wonderful!!
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Format: Paperback
I loved this book. It made be cry like a baby. How a previous reviewer that said they couldn't get on board with the characters is lost on me. I was hooked from the minute I opened it until the end when I sobbed my heart out (and I'm not normally one to cry over a book!) Buy it - it's a great read about a boy with autism, his family's journey and the amazing relationship (and help) that the little boy has with his dog. Fab, Fab, Fab!
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By Free Spirit VINE VOICE on 3 Oct. 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellant book and it made me feel normal as I could identify with alot of what was going on in the authors life. Despite the fact that my sons are no where near as bad as Dale, it reassured me that with the right kind of parenting skills, support etc, the prognosis can be good. It also illustrated what I already knew, that animals play an important part of a disabled childs life. This was a brilliant book.
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As the parent of a Autistic Child the story was nothing new to me
but what was the comforting thing is the knowledge that someone else went through the same as me yes i could relate to most of the things in the book and the same feelings of dispair and the wish that my child could be "normal" this is a book that all parents should read as i think that the more understanding there is of the condition can only be for the good and help to dispel fears in relation to MMR and other factors
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I saw the TV drama last Christmas and i moved me so much. I have never forgotten the Story. When I realised there was a book too I had to get it. Just brilliant, can't put it down. I would recommend the book to anyone with Children (Autistic or not) or anyone with a dog. To be honest anyone reading this book will be touched by it and always hold a bit of it in their hearts. Unforgetable and very educating. You should read it now.
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This account of a mother's experience of coping with an autistic child is honestly written, made all the more poignant by the knowledge that it is a true story.
Having worked with autism myself, I could identify with the trials and tribulations.
The book made me laugh and made me cry with its highs and lows.
Despite all the trauma, this is a heartwarming story with a very positive outcome; I really enjoyed it.
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