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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Horse Boy - Audiobook Giveaway!

Today's giveaway from Hachette is The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson.

Synopsis (from Barnes and Noble)

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.




Rules are:
1. Canada or U.S. only - NO P.O boxes! (books will be coming direct from Hachette)
2. 3 copies to give away
3. Contest runs from May 6 - May 22 (midnight CST)

How do you enter? (Put all entries into one comment please)

1. For your first entry please tell me why you think it is important to have a pet - or if you don't, why not.( I didn't want to ask anything about autism as I thought this might be too personal) W/o this entry, no other entries will count. YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.

2. If you sign up to follow my blog (or already do) - 2 entries

3. If you sign up to follow in a feed reader, email subscription or facebook - 2 entries

4. If you tweet or post this giveaway on your blog and leave the link back here - 2 entries

MAXIMUM entries is 5.

35 comments:

lilly said...

Ha! Interesting question. I used to think it was important for my child to have a pet so she could learn responsibility and how to care for another living being. Well...now that we have a cat, a hamster and a boxer and I am taking care of two of them and my husband one of them, I am not so sure about the responsibility pitch, lol!
Anyway, I know it's important for har to have these cute animals around because she loves them immensely.
Can you tell that if I were alone I would not get a pet :o?

I'd love to win this book though as I am extremely interested in parents and children's fight with autism.

lillyswistek@gmail.com

Oh, I am a follower and I am also subscribed in Google reader.

bridget3420 said...

It's important to have a pet because they are a stress reliever. I can be all worked up about something and one of my dogs will sense it and come over and lick my face and then bring me a toy, like they're saying play with me, it'll make you feel better. They love you as you are unconditionally. I have 3 dogs and I wouldn't trade them for all the money in the world.

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bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower.

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Following in Facebook

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Tea said...

I wouldn't mind hearing "The Horse Boy."

valerie2350 said...

i love my kitties - furry balls of love - help relieve stress :)

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Cindy said...

I think that it is important to have a pet (or more than one LOL), no matter what your age is. As a pet owner of several (dogs, cats, bird, fish and turtle), our house would be too quiet and lonely without them. Pets are great for children and adults.
Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I am a follower and really enjoy your blog!
I would love to win a copy of this audiobook.
Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I also am a subscriber by email.
This book sounds great!
Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Bridget said...

No need to enter me; just posted this on Win A Book.

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

It's important to have a pet (given that you take care of the pet and that you actually truly care about them and provide a home for them for their entire life instead of throwing them away if they become inconvenient) because they are the most loyal, loving things in your life.

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Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

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Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

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Dawn M. said...

Sorry about the previous deletes. I didn't catch that the entries needed to be all in one post.

I think it's important to have a pet because it helps you to be more caring, less selfish/self-centered, less stressed and just happier all around. Or at least that what my new puppies have done for me. :0)

I subscribe with google reader.

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

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Renee G said...

I think having pets is great for kids, and for parents. Especially cats and dogs, they are usually so loving towards people and the acceptance they show is good to share.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

gaby317 said...

Pls count me in!

I had a bulldog when I was small and we moved countries when I was 7. We brought her with us and for a long time I really felt that she was the best friend I had. I took care of her and she was always so warm, welcoming and a wonderful listener. She was a huge part of my childhood. I think kids that are able to have that other close friendship with a pet are lucky. It just enriches things.

+2 I became a follower
+2 I also subscribe via email

Thanks!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Sue W. said...

I remember as a youngster having a dog but it seemed that my Mum took care of it a lot more than any of us kids ever did. The whole idea is to not only love the animal, which we all did, but also to care for it, which we did not do. Responsibility is great in owning a pet, but it doesn't always work that way.

I am a follower.

I subscribe by e-mail.

I blogged this giveaway at:

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Wanda said...

Pets love you unconditionally and it makes they make you feel less lonely. Special bonds can be formed between people and pets. It's wonderful!

janetfaye said...

I think it is important to have a pet because they love us totally and unconditionally. They also teach children how to love and take care of others. I have pets and they make me feel happy!

Thank you!

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janetfaye said...

1. I follow your blog.

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2. I follow your blog.

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janetfaye said...

1. I subscribed by email.

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janetfaye said...

2. I subscribed by email.

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janetfaye said...

1. Blogged:
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quelleheure4 said...

I do think it's a huge emotional support to have a pet. I've seen it in action with my daughter. That unconditional love, support and acceptance and the willingness to be cuddled and loved at any moment can't be beat.
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quelleheure4 said...

I forgot to add this in with my first entry but I'm a follower.

+2 entries!

Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

I am a follower.

Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

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