Haatchi & Little B: The Inspiring True Story of One Boy and His Dog [NOOK Book]

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#1 International Bestseller


When Owen met Haatchi, the lives of one adorable little boy and one great, big dog were destined to change forever.


Owen--known to his family as "little buddy" or "Little B"--has a rare genetic disorder that leaves him largely confined to a wheelchair. Before being united with Haatchi, Little B was anxious and found it difficult to make friends.


Haatchi--an adorable Anatolian Shepherd puppy--was abused and left ...

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Haatchi & Little B: The Inspiring True Story of One Boy and His Dog

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Overview

#1 International Bestseller


When Owen met Haatchi, the lives of one adorable little boy and one great, big dog were destined to change forever.


Owen--known to his family as "little buddy" or "Little B"--has a rare genetic disorder that leaves him largely confined to a wheelchair. Before being united with Haatchi, Little B was anxious and found it difficult to make friends.


Haatchi--an adorable Anatolian Shepherd puppy--was abused and left for dead on railroad tracks. He was struck by an oncoming train, and although his life was saved, his leg and tail were partially severed. Haatchi was left massively disabled and totally dispirited.


But kind-hearted Will and Colleen Howkins, Little B's father and step-mother, decided to introduce the big dog and the little boy to each other, and an unbelievable bond was formed that transformed both boy and dog in miraculous ways.


Wendy Holden's Haatchi&Little B is the true story of an astonishing little boy, a very special dog, and the inspiring, inseparable pair that they make together.

2015 Christopher Award Winner

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"A shy boy, a three-legged dog and a soul-binding friendship" is how Fox News described the convergence. The once-shy boy is Owen, the mostly wheelchair-bound child affectionately known to his family as "Little Buddy" or "Little B." The leg (and tail) deprived dog is Haatchi, a Anatolian Shepherd puppy who had somehow survived being hit by a oncoming train. The bond they formed is the subject of this book, which will not leave even one of its readers with a dry eye. Editor's recommendation.

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"Writer Wendy Holden tells the story of Haatchi and the boy nicknamed ‘Little B’ with warmth and understanding." —DAILY MAIL

 

"This is the inspiring story of the pair’s subsequent bond, a bond which has touched the hearts of thousands of people." —BASINGSTOKE GAZETTE

Owen (Little B)

When Haatchi came I wasn't scared . . . He changed my life.
Rescue Me

We dare you not to fall in love with this unlikely pair.
New York Times bestselling author for Today.com Brad Thor

This beautiful book proves yet again that there is no greater force for good in the world than love.
Parade (a must-read)

Haatchi & Little B tells the poignant story of Owen, a disabled little boy who strikes up a friendship with a three-legged rescue dog.
Daily Mail

Writer Wendy Holden tells the story of Haatchi and the boy nicknamed 'Little B' with warmth and understanding.
Basingstoke Gazette

This is the inspiring story of the pair's subsequent bond, a bond which has touched the hearts of thousands of people.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-05-29
A boy and his dog, finding new ways to encourage each other past their limitations.We haven’t quite reached the point where bookstores have their own section for print versions of YouTube videos, but with hours of video being uploaded every second, there’s certainly no shortage of source material. While many videos become popular for esoteric reasons bewildering to anyone over the age of 20, some touch on a desire to see pockets of goodness in a world beset with bad news. One such video, viewed more than 2 million times, reminds us of the power of the connection between pets and people. Owen was an 8-year-old boy with a rare genetic disorder in which muscles are unable to relax after they contract. This can result in near paralysis, with muscles constantly overworked and difficult to control. Haatchi was an Anatolian dog named after a famous Japanese dog that returned to the same train station stop for years after his master had died, waiting for his master to disembark from the train. In January 2012, Haatchi was hit over the head and left to die on a train track; the train took one of his legs and most of his tail, but he managed to survive. His limitations made it difficult for him to interact with other dogs; Owen’s challenges made almost everything difficult for him. Together, they have been able to push past physical limitations to find new strength and satisfaction. Holden (Gifted and Talented, 2012, etc.) does an adequate job fleshing out the details of Owen’s treatments and Haatchi’s gradual ability to trust humans again, but she provides too much detail about the fame that Owen and Haatchi have found—e.g., receiving awards, giving a signature to Queen guitarist Brian May, etc.A serviceable story of inspiration and the love between a boy and his pet.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466868199
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 41,256
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

WENDY HOLDEN's first novel, The Sense of Paper, was published by Random House, New York, in 2006 to widespread critical acclaim. Other works have included the best-selling novelization of the award-winning films The Full Monty, plus Shell Shock - an investigation into PTSD from the First World War. She lives on a farm in Suffolk, England, with her husband and two dogs.


WENDY HOLDEN's first novel, The Sense of Paper, was published by Random House, New York, in 2006 to widespread critical acclaim. Other works have included the best-selling novelization of the award-winning films The Full Monty, plus Shell Shock - an investigation into PTSD from the First World War. She lives on a farm in Suffolk, England, with her husband and two dogs.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    What an amazing story! Two souls in search of acceptance have fo

    What an amazing story! Two souls in search of acceptance have found each other. This is such an uplifting story. I highly recommend it. Five Stars.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2014

    Really good story!    A lesson to be learned by everyone.   High

    Really good story!    A lesson to be learned by everyone.   Highly recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 4, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    Inspiring

    An amazing story of Owen and Haatchi. Owen is an inspiration no matter how he is feeling, he still finds it in his heart to give to others. One of the best books I have read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    This was a purpose

    Could not put it down,only to stretch, This was a Gods send So touched the heart God bless all that was there for the survival of these two most beautiful beings

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    A well written, lovely , little story that will touch your heart

    A recommended read for anyone with a soft spot in their heart

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Seicel bond

    This dog and this kid have a wonder full

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Uplifting to read for every age

    This book shows the true meaning of passion & devotion. This family can show the world how they over came human cruelty, both to their son and beloved dog. This is a good read for every age.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2014

    Wonderful story!

    I loved this truly heartwarming story about the love between Haatchi and Little B. The power generated between these two just made me feel good all over. We like to root for the underdog and the love between these two characters made them big winners. The fact that this is a true story makes it that much better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Sounds sad:(

    I remember reading about it in a magizen

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Wrost story ever

    Hachi is so freking stupid

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    Kayla

    @@@@@@@)- (-: <3 #selfie #lol. Lol

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2014

    You will walk away knowing that dogs do talk and people can hear

    You will walk away knowing that dogs do talk and people can hear them

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Boy needs dog. Dog needs boy

    What a wonderful true story of a boy and his bff dog. They thrive off each other's love.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    &sheng

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Darkscar

    I want to be a deputy

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Beautiful

    Mans best friend

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2015

    The resiliency of the human/animal bond and benefits are like no other form of therapy

    What these two individuals learned from each other is nothing short of a miracle. I highly recommend this book to any one ever touched by illness, disability or adversity; it will likely change your outlook on life.

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    Posted July 8, 2014

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