Ranch of Dreams: The Heartwarming Story of America's Most Unusual Animal Sanctuaryby Cleveland Amory
After reading Black Beauty as a child, Cleveland Amory dreamed that some day he would have a ranch where animals would not be abused, but rather would, like that famous horse, end their days roaming proud and free. Many people know that for decades Amory has worked tirelessly on the behalf of animals as the founder of The Fund for Animals and that he first confessed to being adopted by a stray cat himself in The Cat Who Came for Christmas, the bestselling cat book of all time. But few know that Amory did in fact realize his childhood ambition by establishing the Black Beauty Ranch in East Texas. Now he shares, in his all-but-patented combination of humor and warmth, the remarkable stories of these rescuees. Over the years countless animals who have been mistreated or simply found inconvenient have been saved from death's door at this unique sanctuary. Wild burros from the Grand Canyon have been rescued from massacre. Goats from San Clemente Island have been saved from U.S. Navy guns. Nim, the talking chimpanzee and perhaps the oems, letters to children (and one written by Dahl as a boy), recipes, inventions, songs, a Christmas card, and even a postage stamp of The BFG. While some of the best-loved illustrations of his work have been included, there is also much original artwork. Artists featured include Quentin Blake, Lane Smith, Raymond Briggs, and Anthony Browne. Lavishly produced and illustrated in full color throughout, The Roald Dahl Treasury is a collector's item that can be pored over for hours, read and reread. It is a book that will become a cherished possession and a classic in the family library.
Amory's simple pointthat our treatment of animals should be governed by the rules of common decency and respectis stated convincingly, with brio and great dignity.
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This is a very touching story showing how one man's love and decency has brought emancipation to hundreds of mistreated animals. Amory's passion and willingness to push the limits of creativity and helpfulness in animal rescue are to be admired. (The Fund for Animals continues his work.) The book Black Beauty inspired Amory's dream and should be read as a companion to Ranch of Dreams.
This book as heart warming! If you didn't like animals before you read it, you would afterwards!!!
I have never been moved by a book the way I was with Ranch of Dreams. I am truly inspired by Cleveland Amory, The Fund for Animals and the tremendous work they have done to provide a safe haven for abused, neglected and threatened animals. It is shocking and distrubing to learn about the various abuses these animals suffered from, but very heartening to know that there is a place for them to go. The stories in this book are touching and eloquently written. I highly recommend it.
This was one of the best books I have ever read! It was so great! Anyone who is an animal lover like I am should defenently read this book! It was really really great!