The Horse Boy

Author: Rupert Isaacson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316053252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 5530


When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersected? The Horse Boy is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure. In Mongolia, the family found undreamed of landscapes and people, unbearable setbacks, and advances beyond their wildest dreams. This is a deeply moving, truly one-of-a-kind story -- of a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and of a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.

The Chronicles of Narnia Vol V: The Horse and his Boy

Author: C.S.Lewis

Publisher: Enrich Spot Limited

ISBN: 988773960X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8308


The Horse and His Boy takes place during the reign of the Pevensies in Narnia, an era which begins and ends in the last chapter of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. A talking horse called Bree and a young boy named Shasta are the protagonists. By chance, they meet and plan their return to Narnia and freedom. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.

Re-Thinking Autism

Author: Sami Timimi,Rebecca Mallett,Katherine Runswick-Cole

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500275

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 396


Challenging existing approaches to autism that limit, and sometimes damage, the individuals who attract and receive the label, this book questions the lazy prejudices and assumptions that can surround autism as a diagnosis in the 21st Century. Arguing that autism can only be understood through examining 'it' as a socially or culturally produced phenomenon, the authors offer a critique of the medical model that has produced a perpetually marginalising approach to autism, and explain the contradictions and difficulties inherent in existing attitudes. They examine and dispute the scientific validity of diagnosis and 'treatment', asking whether autism actually exists at the biological level, and question the value of diagnosis in the lives of those labelled with autism. The book recognises that there are no easy answers but encourages engagement with these essential questions, and looks towards service provision and practice that moves beyond a reliance on all-encompassing labels. This unique contribution to the growing field of critical autism studies brings together authors from clinical psychiatry, clinical and community psychology, social sciences, disability studies, education and cultural studies, as well as those with personal experiences of autism. It is essential and challenging reading for anyone with a personal, professional or academic interest in 'autism'.

Green Rider

Author: Kristen Britain

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575099860

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 5902


Karigan G'ladheon always seemed to be getting into a fight, and today was no exception. But as she trudged through the forest, using her long walk home to contemplate her depressing future - and the expulsion it was bound to hold - a horse burst through the woodland and charged straight for her. The rider was slumped over his mount's neck with two arrows embedded in his back. Wherever his horse was taking him, he would be dead before they got there. There's nothing Karigan can do, as the young man lies dying on the road. He had sworn to carry out his mission as a Green Rider - one of the legendary messengers of the king - and he has a life or death message that must reach King Zachary. Karigan may be unable to save him, but she can deliver his message. He makes her swear to it, to keep it secret and, with his last breath, he warns her to 'beware the shadow man ...' Pursued by an unknown assassin, following a path only her horse seems to know, and accompanied by the silent specter of the original messenger, Karigan is going to become a legendary Green Rider herself. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, her simple promise to deliver a letter is about to become a race against time ... and a race for her life ...

Keeper of the Keys

Author: Janny Wurts

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504066286

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4926


Second in the SF/fantasy trilogy by the author of Stormwarden: “Reminiscent of Andre Norton’s Witch World . . . Wurts writes with creativity and passion.” —Fantasy Literature With Kiethland restored to precarious peace, Taen Dreamweaver and Jaric, the sole heir to Ivain Firelord, have thwarted the demons’ initial bid to exterminate humanity. But the threat remains in the precarious charge of the Stormfalcon’s feather and the Keys to Elrinfaer that imprison the ravenous Mharg. Both must be restored to Anskiere, still trapped in his prison of ice. His release will depend upon Jaric’s mastery of the Cycle of Fire, the sorcerous challenge that drove his father to madness. Both Taen and Jaric must prevail against Taen’s brother, Emien, fallen to demons and overridden by alien desires that ravage his spirit. With Emien the perfect pawn shaped for Kiethland’s downfall, his overlords feed his insatiable hatred with power for one purpose only: to hunt down and slay the Firelord’s heir and the sister whose gentler talent defends him. Praise for Janny Wurts “With each new book it becomes more and more obvious how important Janny Wurts is to contemporary fantasy.” —Guy Gavriel Kay “A gifted creator of wonders.” —Raymond E. Feist “Janny Wurts brings an artist’s eye for detail and mood to the field of fantasy writing.” —Robert Lynn Asprin “A great natural storyteller.” —L. Sprague de Camp

The Long Ride Home

Author: Rupert Isaacson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241963699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 1556


Heart-breaking, uplifting and full of adventure, The Long Ride Home is the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Horse Boy. Rowan came back from the shamans in Mongolia a changed boy. The three most debilitating effects of his autism - his incontinence, his endless tantruming, and his inability to make friends - were gone. But a year almost to the day since Rowan's improvement he started regressing: the accidents and tantrums reappeared, terrifying his father Rupert. Something had to be done. Father and son embarked on a new quest, journeying from the bushmen of Namibia to the coastal rainforests of Queensland, Australia and finally to the Navajo reservations of the American southwest, where Rowan was transformed - they had begun the Long Ride Home. 'It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears ... a triumph of the human spirit' Telegraph (on The Horse Boy) 'Magical, miraculous, uplifting' Daily Mail (on The Horse Boy) 'Amazing, astonishing' Sunday Times (on The Horse Boy) Rupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas, USA. He is an ex-professional horse trainer and founder of The Horse Boy Foundation, which helps to make horses and nature available to other children, autistic or not, all over the world, including the UK. The Horse Boy was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.

Harlequin Love Inspired August 2017 - Box Set 1 of 2

Author: Emma Miller,Lee Tobin McClain,Jolene Navarro

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488018634

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1910


Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. A GROOM FOR RUBY The Amish Matchmaker by Emma Miller Joseph Brenneman is instantly smitten when Ruby Plank stumbles—literally—into his arms. The shy mason sees all the wonderful things she offers the world. But with his mother insisting Ruby isn’t good enough, and Ruby keeping a devastating secret, could they ever have a happily-ever-after? THE SOLDIER’S SECRET CHILD Rescue River by Lee Tobin McClain Widow Lacey McPherson is ready to embrace the single life—until boy-next-door Vito D’Angelo returns with a foster son in tow. Now she’s housing two guests and falling for the ex-soldier. But will the secret he’s keeping ruin any chance at a future together? TEXAS DADDY Lone Star Legacy by Jolene Navarro Adrian De La Cruz is happy to see childhood crush Nikki Bergmann back in town and bonding with his daughter. But he quickly sees the danger of spending time together. With Nikki set on leaving Clear Water, could their wish for a wife and mother ever become reality?

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2012

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449408133

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 792

View: 5383


A collection of reviews from the past 30 months by the influential Pulitzer Prize-winning critic includes such entries as an interview with Justin Timberlake, a tribute to Blake Edward and an essay on the Oscars. Original.