The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog
Author: Bruce Perry,Maia Szalavitz
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-12-05
ISBN 10: 0465003923
ISBN 13: 9780465003921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog Book Review:

Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. Here he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog
Author: Bruce Perry,Maia Szalavitz
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-12-05
ISBN 10: 0465003923
ISBN 13: 9780465003921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog Book Review:

Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. Here he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.

The Boy who was Raised as a Dog

The Boy who was Raised as a Dog
Author: Bruce Duncan Perry,Maia Szalavitz
Publsiher: Basic Books (AZ)
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2007-01-08
ISBN 10: 0465056520
ISBN 13: 9780465056521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy who was Raised as a Dog Book Review:

Through real-life examples, a noted child psychiatrist and neuroscientist examines the impact of trauma on children's brains, and reveals the innovative therapeutic techniques used to treat trauma-related psychiatric problems in children.

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog
Author: Bruce D. Perry,Maia Szalavitz
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN 10: 0465094465
ISBN 13: 9780465094462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog Book Review:

In this instant classic of developmental psychology, a renowned psychiatrist examines the effect that trauma can have on a child, reveals how PTSD impacts the developing mind, and outlines the path to recovery. What happens when a young brain is traumatized? How does terror, abuse, or disaster affect a child's mind -- and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Dr. Bruce D. Perry has helped children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, murder witnesses, kidnapped teenagers, and victims of family violence. In The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Dr. Perry tells their stories of trauma and transformation through the lens of science, revealing the brain's astonishing capacity for healing. Deftly combining unforgettable case histories with his own compassionate, insightful strategies for rehabilitation, Perry explains what exactly happens to the brain when a child is exposed to extreme stress -- and reveals the unexpected measures that can be taken to ease a child's pain and help him grow into a healthy adult. As a senior fellow at the Child Trauma Academy, Dr. Perry and his clinical group worked with hundreds who endured severe childhood neglect and abuse with incredible resilience and strength. Through the stories of children who recover -- physically, mentally, and emotionally -- from the most devastating circumstances, Perry shows how simple things like surroundings, affection, language, and touch can deeply impact the developing brain, for better or for worse. In this deeply informed and moving book, Bruce Perry dramatically demonstrates that only when we understand the science of the mind can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child.

Born for Love

Born for Love
Author: Bruce D. Perry,Maia Szalavitz
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-04-06
ISBN 10: 0061987670
ISBN 13: 9780061987670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born for Love Book Review:

“Bruce Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist.” —Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia Born for Love is the definitive book on empathy. Renowned psychiatrist Bruce Perry has appeared on Oprah, CNN, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and other programs as an expert in this hot area of neuroscience, and has been cited as such in Newsweek, the New York Times, and The New Yorker (in a story written by Malcolm Gladwell). He and co-writer Maia Szalavitz explore empathy’s startling importance in human evolution and its significance for our children and our society. The authors of The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog present a powerful case that love is essential…and endangered.

The Romance Of Risk

The Romance Of Risk
Author: Lynn E Ponton
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-08-06
ISBN 10: 9780786725403
ISBN 13: 0786725400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romance Of Risk Book Review:

Dr. Lynn Ponton has devoted her clinical practice to a particular community -- teenagers in trouble. Whether these kids are struggling with peers, experimenting with drugs, stealing cars, or having unprotected sex, they have something in common: they are all involved in unhealthy risk-taking. And their parents are scared. "How did my child get involved in this dangerous situation?" they ask. "And what can I do?"Their fears are justified: today's teens have more opportunities for taking dangerous risks than ever before. But in The Romance of Risk, Dr. Ponton refutes the traditional idea that risk-taking is primarily an angry power struggle with parents -- so-called teenage rebellion -- and re-defines it as a potentially positive testing process whereby challenge and risk are the primary tools adolescents use to find out who they are and determine who they will become. This new perspective is revealed in a series of mesmerizing tales about individual adolescents and their families. Among others, we meet Jill, a 13-year-old thrill-seeking runaway; Hannah, a privileged daughter of suburbia who suffers from anorexia; and Joe, a high school senior with a serious drinking problem. Through these stories, we come to understand Dr. Ponton's startling observation that teenagers must confront and experience challenge and risk along the path to self-discovery. For adolescents, the powerful allure of the adult world is equaled only by the fear of failing to find a place in it. Parents can ease that transition into adulthood, however, by promoting healthy risk-taking so that dangerous options will be avoided. In The Romance of Risk, parents will learn how they can begin to understand rather than fear adolescent risk-taking, and how to communicate with their children about it. After all, teenagers will always romanticize risk. But with the support and guidance of parents and other adults, odds are the risks they take will be the right ones.

As Nature Made Him

As Nature Made Him
Author: John Colapinto
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN 10: 0062278312
ISBN 13: 9780062278319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

As Nature Made Him Book Review:

In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine—and a total failure. As Nature Made Him tells the extraordinary story of David Reimer, who, when finally informed of his medical history, made the decision to live as a male. A macabre tale of medical arrogance, it is first and foremost a human drama of one man's—and one family's—amazing survival in the face of terrible odds.

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Author: David Wroblewski
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN 10: 0307371891
ISBN 13: 9780307371898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle Book Review:

A riveting family saga, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle explores the deep and ancient alliance between humans and dogs, and the power of fate through one boy’s epic journey into the wild. Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong companion. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelle's once-peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm – and into Edgar's mother’s affections. Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires, spectacularly. Edgar flees into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father’s murderer, and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs, turn Edgar ever homeward. Wroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes – the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a ghost made of falling rain – create a family saga that is at once a brilliantly inventive retelling of Hamlet, an exploration of the limits of language, and a compulsively readable modern classic. From the Hardcover edition.

Dog Boy

Dog Boy
Author: Eva Hornung
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781921656378
ISBN 13: 1921656379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dog Boy Book Review:

Abandoned in a big city at the onset of winter, a hungry four-year-old boy follows a stray dog to her lair. There in the rich smelly darkness, in the rub of hair, claws and teeth, he joins four puppies suckling at their mother's teats. And so begins Romochka's life as a dog. Weak and hairless, with his useless nose and blunt little teeth, Romochka is ashamed of what a poor dog he makes. But learning how to be something else...... that's a skill a human can master. Fortunately - because one day Romochka will have to learn how to be a boy. The story of the child raised by beasts is timeless. But in Dog Boy Eva Hornung has created such a vivid and original telling, so viscerally convincing, that it becomes not just new but definitive: Yes, this is how it would be.

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog
Author: Bruce Perry,Maia Szalavitz
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-01-08
ISBN 10: 9780465056521
ISBN 13: 0465056520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog Book Review:

What happens when a young brain is traumatized? How does terror, abuse, or disaster affect a child's mind--and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has helped children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, murder witnesses, kidnapped teenagers, and victims of family violence. In The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, he tells their stories of trauma and transformation through the lens of science, revealing the brain's astonishing capacity for healing. Deftly combining unforgettable case histories with his own compassionate, insightful strategies for rehabilitation, Perry explains what exactly happens to the brain when a child is exposed to extreme stress-and reveals the unexpected measures that can be taken to ease a child's pain and help him grow into a healthy adult. Through the stories of children who recover-physically, mentally, and emotionally-from the most devastating circumstances, Perry shows how simple things like surroundings, affection, language, and touch can deeply impact the developing brain, for better or for worse. In this deeply informed and moving book, Bruce Perry dramatically demonstrates that only when we understand the science of the mind can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child.

Sounder

Sounder
Author: William H. Armstrong
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN 10: 0062105566
ISBN 13: 9780062105561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sounder Book Review:

This powerful Newbery-winning classic tells the story of the great coon dog Sounder and his family. An African American boy and his family rarely have enough to eat. Each night, the boy's father takes their dog, Sounder, out to look for food. The man grows more desperate by the day. When food suddenly appears on the table one morning, it seems like a blessing. But the sheriff and his deputies are not far behind. The ever-loyal Sounder remains determined to help the family he loves as hard times bear down. This classic novel shows the courage, love, and faith that bind a family together despite the racism and inhumanity they face in the nineteenth-century deep South. Readers who enjoy timeless dog stories such as Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows will find much to love in Sounder, even as they read through tears at times.

Recovery Options

Recovery Options
Author: Joseph Volpicelli,Maia Szalavitz
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015049996914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recovery Options Book Review:

In RECOVERY OPTIONS: THE COMPLETE GUIDE, you will learn what addiction is--and what it isn't. You will examine both the mechanism of addiction and how you can make the best treatment choices...why some people are particularly prone to substance problems...and the genetic and learning mechanisms that help create these conditions.

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Author: Ocean Vuong
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0525562036
ISBN 13: 9780525562030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous Book Review:

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction! An instant New York Times Bestseller! Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal! Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Oprah.com, Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, Nylon, The Week, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more. “A lyrical work of self-discovery that’s shockingly intimate and insistently universal…Not so much briefly gorgeous as permanently stunning.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post Poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.

Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows
Author: Wilson Rawls
Publsiher: Laurel Leaf
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-01-12
ISBN 10: 0307781569
ISBN 13: 9780307781567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Red Fern Grows Book Review:

A beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend. Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks. Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair, and that the seeds of the future can come from the scars of the past. Praise for Where the Red Fern Grows A Top 100 Children’s Novel, School Library Journal's A Fuse #8 Production A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR Winner of Multiple State Awards Over 7 million copies in print! “Very touching.” —The New York Times Book Review “One of the great classics of children’s literature . . . Any child who doesn’t get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years.” —Common Sense Media “An exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.” —School Library Journal “A book of unadorned naturalness.” —Kirkus Reviews “Written with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion.” —Arizona Daily Star “It’s a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I can’t even go on without getting a little misty.” —The Huffington Post “We tear up just thinking about it.” —Time on the film adaptation

Shiloh

Shiloh
Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-06-26
ISBN 10: 1439132003
ISBN 13: 9781439132005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shiloh Book Review:

Marty will do anything to save his new friend Shiloh in this Newbery Medal–winning novel from Phillis Reynolds Naylor. When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, it's love at first sight—and also big trouble. It turns out the dog, which Marty names Shiloh, belongs to Judd Travers, who drinks too much and has a gun—and abuses his dogs. So when Shiloh runs away from Judd to Marty, Marty just has to hide him and protect him from Judd. But Marty's secret becomes too big for him to keep to himself, and it exposes his entire family to Judd's anger. How far will Marty have to go to make Shiloh his?

The Deepest Well

The Deepest Well
Author: Nadine Burke Harris
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0544828704
ISBN 13: 9780544828704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Deepest Well Book Review:

A pioneering physician reveals how childhood stress leads to lifelong health problems, and what we can do to break the cycle.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN 10: 0307371565
ISBN 13: 9780307371560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Book Review:

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

Help at Any Cost

Help at Any Cost
Author: Maia Szalavitz
Publsiher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015063233079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Help at Any Cost Book Review:

An investigative exposâe of the brutal conditions in treatment programs designed for troubled teens cites scaremonger tactics used by top programs as well as the survival stories of young people who have been abused by them.

White Fang

White Fang
Author: Jack London
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2008-11-28
ISBN 10: 1427073619
ISBN 13: 9781427073617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Fang Book Review:

Stone Fox

Stone Fox
Author: John Reynolds Gardiner
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2010-05-18
ISBN 10: 9780062009661
ISBN 13: 0062009664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stone Fox Book Review:

John Reynolds Gardiner's classic action-packed adventure story about a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for more than thirty years. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, Stone Fox tells the story of Little Willy, who lives with his grandfather in Wyoming. When Grandfather falls ill, he is no longer able to work the farm, which is in danger of foreclosure. Little Willy is determined to win the National Dogsled Race—the prize money would save the farm and his grandfather. But he isn't the only one who desperately wants to win. Willy and his brave dog Searchlight must face off against experienced racers, including a Native American man named Stone Fox, who has never lost a race. Exciting and heartwarming, this novel has sold millions of copies and was named a New York Times Outstanding Children's Book.