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Huck: The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family--and a Whole Town--About Hope and Happy Endings

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A Truly Remarkable Story

I was almost in tears when I finished Huck written by Janet Elder. This book is about Janet Elder, her relentless 12-year-old son Michael, and her husband Richard Pinksy. Michael, like myself, starts a relentless campaign for a canine companion seemingly as soon as he c...
I was almost in tears when I finished Huck written by Janet Elder. This book is about Janet Elder, her relentless 12-year-old son Michael, and her husband Richard Pinksy. Michael, like myself, starts a relentless campaign for a canine companion seemingly as soon as he comes out of the womb. This touching story tells about Janet's close call with breast cancer and how she and her husband purchase an auburn-colored and micheivious toy poodle named Huck(short for Huckleberry). Huck was charming from the start with his little 9-pound self and shaggy "puppy cut". Then, when a much needed vacation comes up, Huck is left with Barbara and Dave, Janet's sister and brother-in-law, expierenced dog lovers and owners in a small New Jersey town called Ramsey. A devastating call is recieved on Rich's cell phone that Huck has slipped under the fenced-in backyard. Janet, Rich and Michael, who live in New York City, are starting to get used to a slow-paced vacation in Tampa Bay Far from their city lifestyle but their vacation comes to a close and abruptly ends as they fly back to New York and then drive to Ramsey. By some chance happening, after gruleing searches and putting up flyers, they find Huck thanks to many kind and considerate strangers. This book is truly inspiring and well-written. The happy ending topped it all off. I loved this book and recomend it to adults due to advanced vocabulary. Five stars out of five!!!

posted by 5742250 on June 22, 2011

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Three stars; simplistic stlye!

It was a heartwarming story, but I felt the author dragged it out to fill pages.

posted by 269498 on October 11, 2010

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