The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family--and a Whole Town--About Hope and Happy Endings
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Huck is a page-turning, unforgettable true story of the
tenacity of one small dog, the unexpected, extraordinary
kindness of strangers, and a family’s devotion to each
Michael was four when his
relentless campaign for a dog began. At seven he made a
PowerPoint presentation, “My Dog,” with headings like “A
Childhood Without a Dog is a Sad Thing.” His parents,
Janet and Rich, were steadfast; bringing a dog into their
fast-paced New York City lives was utterly
However, on a trip to Italy, a
chance happening leads Janet to reconsider, a decision then
hastened by a diagnosis of breast cancer. Janet
decides the excitement of a new puppy would be the
perfect antidote to the strain on the family of months of
arduous treatments for her illness. The prospect of a new
puppy would be an affirmation of life, a powerful talisman
for them all.
On Thanksgiving weekend, soon
after the grueling months of treatments are over, Huck, a
sweet, mischievous, red-haired, toy poodle joins the family
and wins everyone’s heart.
A few months
later the family ventures to baseball’s spring training,
leaving Huck with Janet’s sister in Ramsey, New
Jersey. Barely twenty-four hours into the trip, Janet
receives the dreaded phone call: Huck has slipped through
the backyard fence and run
Broken-hearted and frantic, the
family catches the first plane to New Jersey to begin a
search for their lost puppy. It is a race against time, for
little Huck is now lost in an area entirely unfamiliar to
him, facing the threat of bears and coyotes, swamps and
freezing temperatures, rain and fast
Moved by the family’s plight,
strangers – from school children to townspeople to the
police lieutenant – join the search, one that proves to be
an unyielding test of determination and
Touching and warm-hearted, Huck is a
spirit-lifting story about resilience, the generosity of
strangers, and hope.
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