All Because of Henry picks up the lead from the international bestseller, A Friend Like Henry, which traced the childhood journey of Dale, the Gardner family and, of course, their amazing golden retriever Henry, who has finally helped Dale to communicate with the world Now, we meet Dale again, aged seventeen, to find out where his story goes next He is no longer the victim of severe classical autism, but a young man facing a challenging and uncertain future Autism changes, but it never goes away Dale is ready for the world, but is the world ready for him and for his peers We also catch up with the rest of the family and find out how the challenges that they ve faced have affected their lives His sister, Amy, has a quite different diagnosis of high functioning autism and has brought different problems And against the backdrop of the adversity and prejudice they ve suffered, Nuala s marriage is crumbling But there s now a new four legged friend in the family to help them through it all Henry s legacy is a continuing and generous one In the steps of that wonderful dog, their tale takes unexpected twists Nuala finds a new life and career, which, to her surprise, is often beyond these shores Their story did not end with Henry it began, and it continues, in wit, warmth, heartbreak, and ultimately, in triumph....
|Title||:||All Because Of Henry|
|Publisher||:||Black White Publishing February 1, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|File Size||:||675 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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All Because Of Henry Reviews
This is the follow up to Nuala Gardner's first book, "A Friend Like Henry," which told the story of one family's struggles to raise an autistic child. The first book was absolutely amazing, however, I am 25% of the way through this one (according to my Kindle) and I'm ready to stop reading. The point of view of this book is so different than the first one. It's more educational and matter-of-fact and less "story." In addition, as indicated by the cover photo (notice she's in the forefront of the picture), Nuala talks a lot about how her struggles and how the first book launched her career and opened up doors for her. I don't feel connected to Dale at all in this book and I feel sorry for Jamie, as he's clearly been ignored for years - I'm certain if I continue reading, there is a divorce in the future. Also, she discovered something called the excalamation point and uses it constantly. I'm going to take a break for a few days and see if I'm still interested in continuing.
All Because of Henry is not only an amazing book to read but also an Important book for understanding what it means to be autistic. The book is the continuation of the Gardner's story, which was introduced in A Friend Like Henry. This book will appeal to readers who are interested in the relationships between humans and dogs and those who enjoy reading about families working through difficult struggles.
What an interesting book! I learned a lot I didn't know about autism & find it interesting to know as I have a family member with what many of us think is undiagnosed Asperger's. No one knew what to call it when he was a kid. At any rate, I'm not sure how this couple survived the first several years with their son Dale--he was SO difficult to handle & so frustrated himself at his inability to understand the world around him. It would be so hard on a marriage & totally exhausting. The story of how Henry the dog came into their lives & worked such miraculous change is truly lovely & inspiring.
I liked this a lot and was interested in finding out more about autism, and especially the training and benefits of specially trained dogs. Surely Nuala Gardner was 'chosen' for her role in life - what a wonderful woman!
Very informative. If anyone has a child with Autism this is worth the money. The experience and knowledge that Miss Gardner experienced was vast. Following Dale throughout his growing up , and to where he is now, just gives everyone hope.
Really good to read about what happened to Dale and Amy as well as Nuala after the first book. Highly recommend
loved this book