A Dog Named Boo

A Dog Named Boo : How One Dog and One Woman Rescued Each Other--And the Lives They Transformed Along the Way

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The International Bestseller

The 'feel good' book of the season... Boo's story reminds all of us that life is full of possibilities and that hope often arrives wagging a tail. --Best Friends magazine

The dunce of obedience class with poor eyesight and a clumsy gait, Boo was the least likely of heroes. Yet with his unflappable spirit and boundless love, Boo has changed countless lives through his work as a therapy dog: inspiring a six-year-old boy to speak for the first time in his life, coaxing movement from a paralyzed girl and stirring life in a ninety-four-year-old nun with Alzheimer's disease. But perhaps Boo's greatest miracle is the way he transformed Lisa Edwards's life, giving her the best gift of all: faith in herself.

This is the inspiring true story of how one woman and one dog rescued each other, a moving tribute to hope, resilience and the transformative power of unconditional love.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 145 x 216 x 23mm | 340g
  • English
  • Revised
  • Reissue ed.
  • 1335474064
  • 9781335474063
  • 2,149,645

Review quote

"Nothing is better than a story like A Dog Named Boo. Lisa and Boo's joy at helping others is inspiring; but it's their belief in each other, even when no one else believed, that touched my heart." --Bret Witter, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Dewey and Until Tuesday

"A Dog Named Boo deserves as many 'stars' as a critic's rating system will allow. A pleasant surprise for readers, caregivers, and an inspirational gift to the infirm, the troubled, and the pessimistic... A truly perfect book." --New York Journal of Books

"All readers who love dogs and other animals will find much to embrace and admire in this heartwarming tale about the power of canines, told by a professional dog trainer who makes hundreds of therapy visits to hospitals, schools, and nursing homes." --Booklist

"The book is a fascinating look at what service dogs can accomplish. The stories of the lives that Boo touches are moving... Dog lovers and those interested in service animals will enjoy this story of resilience." --Publishers Weekly

"Edwards' story demonstrates the power of faith as she chronicles her pet's journey from abandonment to miracle worker." --Philadelphia Tribune

"A wonderful, heartfelt read." --Interactions magazine

"Add A Dog Named Boo to your shelves today, so animal lovers, animal trainers, and anyone interested in animal assisted therapy can read the story of this amazing dog." --Brodart
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Rating details

3.88 out of 5 stars
- 884 ratings
5 33% (292)
4 32% (281)
3 27% (239)
2 6% (56)
1 2% (16)
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