Heart Songs for Animal Lovers: Inspiring Stories of Incredible Devotion, Profound Courage, and Enduring Love Between People and Animals

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Rodale Press, Jun 1, 1999 - Nature - 192 pages
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Hester Mundis, Emmy-nominated writer, author, animal advocate and humorist has pulled together true stories that will change the way you think about the animal kingdom. From the wild bird who helped nurse a sick little girl back to health by singing to her every day, to the dog who saved the life of a housecat from a clothes dryer, these stories will affirm that love is not an exclusively human emotion.

Jack Hanna, one of America's most beloved animal experts and television personalities, provides a delightful introduction. His vast animal experience is reflected in his warm words certain to strike a chord with animal fans.

This heartwarming collection reveals the loyalty, companionship, sacrifice, and small miracles that define the depth and timelessness of the human-animal bond. Culled from personal interviews, international news, and meticulous research, this moving compilation will capture the emotions of anyone who has been awed by the majestic beauty of wildlife or who has ever loved a pet.

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Hester Mundis, a TV comedy writer, performer, and former book editor, is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including "Heart Songs for Animal Lovers; 101 Ways to Avoid Reincarnation, or Getting It Right the First Time;" and the autobiographical "No, He's Not a Monkey, He's an Ape and He's My Son." (Her personal ark has also embraced dogs, cats, iguanas, fish, birds, a goat, and a guinea pig.) She is the mother of two sons, Shep and Jesse, and lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, Ron VanWarmer. They currently share their home with a large, long dog and a nosy, noisy cockatiel.

Jack Hanna is a popular television host, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, and a frequent guest on "Good Morning America" and "Larry King Live." Hanna's books include What Zoo Keepers Do, Jack Hanna's Ultimate Guide to Pets, and Monkeys on the Interstate.

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