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Animal Camp: Lessons in Love and Hope from Rescued Farm Animals Hardcover – September 8, 2010
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First of all, the `camp' referred to in the title occupied 6 weeks of summer, during which she took a few animals to live with her at her partner's country cottage. In the book, this adventure occupies 50 pages. In the remaining 130 pages, no mention is made of the camp, which left me with the feeling that this much ballyhooed experiment didn't really happen--or that perhaps it didn't yield the results she was hoping for, so she chose to ignore it for the rest of the book.
I also wondered if the manner in which she managed the camp indicates how she manages her sanctuary. Quite frankly, she comes across as rather reckless. She poorly plans the transport and reintroduction of animals, plays lame pranks, and hopes to set up a variety of experiences, the purpose of which seems to be to surprise her longsuffering partner. She expresses several wishes: "what I'm really hoping is that Franklin [the pig] joins us for a swim" and "what I'm really hoping for is that Alex [an interloping pigeon] rides on Franklin's back." We never know if either happened--and these two simple fantasies indicate what we learn about her bigger hopes. Ms. Stevens is so preoccupied with what she wants to have happen that she never tells us what really does transpire.
It's obvious that she wants a perfect world. She is so committed to it that she paints one herself, but the brush strokes are those of a caricaturist. I expected the photo plates to filled with Thomas Kincade prints.Read more ›
"Animal Camp" is an enjoyable book by itself, but readers may also want to read Steven's first book "Where the Blind Horse Sings."
(I'm looking forward to the next book!)
If you simply love animals, you'll delight in this book.
If you care about the plight of animals, you'll love this book.
If you care about the plight of FARM animals, you'll need to read this book.
This is the second of her books I've read. After the first, I just had to get another!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful book! I think everyone should read it, we could all take a lesson from the animals. Kathy Stevens and her crew are special people and the world needs more of them.Published on November 12, 2013 by Rayann Moody
A beautiful and insightful book into the joy of living with, rescuing and rehabilitating animals. I am proud to say I am a vegan!!Published on May 27, 2013 by Samantha Bouilliart
On the one hand, I love the idea behind this book. Care and compassion for farm animals is a noble thing, and I believe that animals are too often the subjects of abuse in this... Read morePublished on October 18, 2011 by Sara M