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Incident at Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert
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Aug 03, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: boy-s-bookshelf, kids-tween-age, girls-bookshelf

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Loved that this was "based" on a true story--that fact made my husband and son more interested in reading it. I also appreciated that the author didn't put human emotions into the animals, the badger losing her pups was heartbreaking enough as it was.

The bonus of this story wasn't the boy's amazing summer of surviving in the wild with the badger, but the way the whole experience brought his family together. It had a message I know I often need--the mother asks the father, "how often do you get down to Ben's level and talk WITH him, not TO him?" And that she knew the boy wasn't slow or disabled, just that he needed extra patience, love and understanding.

All that aside, it was a great book, but I didn't like where it ended. I didn't know it had a sequel (I just found that out), perhaps I'll have to find that to get some closure with the story.

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