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Horse Boy: The True Story of a Father's Miraculous Journey to Heal His Son Paperback – International Edition, December 1, 2009

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"Isaacson charts his son's progress and regressions with an endearing tenderness.... Readers also follow the rare moments when Rowan expresses affection for his father, who is honest and humble throughout. And the author's chatty and self-deprecating storytelling adds a welcome buoyancy to a weighty experience. Meanwhile, Mongolia makes a fetching backdrop for this father/son love story.... Rooting for Rowan through all this... makes "The Horse Boy" an unexpected page turner." -- The Cleveland Plain Dealer

About the Author

Rupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas, USA. He is an ex-professional horse trainer and founding director of the Indigenous Land Rights Fund. He is the author of The Healing Land: A Kalahari Journey and his journalism and travel writing has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, Esquire, National Geographic, Independent on Sunday, Conde Nast Traveller, Daily Mail and The Field.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (December 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141033630
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141033631
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,821,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I would think this book could be considered "a
must" for all parents, teachers and anyone in the healing fields. I also loved the DVD. Autism is a gift that we haven't begun to explore.
After reading and viewing "The Horse Boy", I recommend Temple Grandin. May we embrace what we have feared and shunned.
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This book - as is the subject - fascinating. The book is well written with a lively pace. The subject of autism is very interesting to me. As a lay person, it feels like the diagnosis for autism has become something of an umbrella for a wide variety of problems. The 'cures' - or more to the point, the breakthroughs - are just as varied, this being one of the most intense and interesting ones I have read about.
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I was unable to put this story of a father's faith in his son and his fight to improve the life of his autistic child down.

His quest to find the faith healers of Mongolia and the incredible journey that he undertook left me believing in the untapped abilities of each of us; we just need to move out of our restricted ways of thinking and leave ourselves open to different ideas.

Carol Day - author
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This fascinating book allows the reader into the home and feelings of a family whose child is autistic. The fortitude of the parents and the growth of the family unit is fascinating. The interaction between child and parent is in depth and at times breathtaking in the reality of description. One can only marvel at the patience and belief of the parents.

The journey to the shamans is descriptive and enervating and the final outcome is a triumph for all concerned.
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facts and feature details. emotional honesty, description of countries, areas and shamaans which make it very interesting. Riveting to the end.
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Gave this magnificent book as a gift. It arrived on time and was greatly appreciated.
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