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The Resource A handful of happiness : how a prickly creature softened a prickly heart, Massimo Vacchetta, with Antonella Tomaselli ; translation by Jamie Richards

A handful of happiness : how a prickly creature softened a prickly heart, Massimo Vacchetta, with Antonella Tomaselli ; translation by Jamie Richards

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A handful of happiness : how a prickly creature softened a prickly heart
Title
A handful of happiness
Title remainder
how a prickly creature softened a prickly heart
Statement of responsibility
Massimo Vacchetta, with Antonella Tomaselli ; translation by Jamie Richards
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Vacchetta was recently divorced and feeling heartbroken and depressed-- until someone brings an orphaned baby hedgehog into his veterinarian clinic. Recognizing the creature's helplessness and desperation in himself, he connects with her in a way he's never connected with any other animal. Naming her Ninna, he uncovers her vibrant personality, and rediscovers his own. As people begin to seek him out to heal and care for other injured or orphaned hedgehogs, Massimo continues to dote on Ninna like a child. But the cage that once kept her safe soon becomes a prison, and as much as it breaks Massimo's heart to let her go, he knows she longs to be free. -- adapted from jacket
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Summary
In a story that illustrates perfectly that no love is too great and no creature is too small, an Italian veterinarian specializing in large animals shares how an orphaned baby hedgehog helps him overcome heartbreak and depression and realize his life’s mission
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Biography type
autobiography
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10680867
Cataloging source
TOH
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Vacchetta, Massimo
Dewey number
636.9332089
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
In English, translated from the Italian
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Tomaselli, Antonella
  • Richards, Jamie
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True
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  • Hedgehogs
  • Wildlife rehabilitation
  • Veterinarians
Target audience
adult
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how a prickly creature softened a prickly heart
Label
A handful of happiness : how a prickly creature softened a prickly heart, Massimo Vacchetta, with Antonella Tomaselli ; translation by Jamie Richards
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Note
"This work was originally published in Italian as 25 Grammi Di Felicita by Sperling & Kupfer Edititori S.P.A., an imprint of Mondadori Libri S.P.A., in 2016." -- Verso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1033575884
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
vi, 184 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781635652642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1033575884
Label
A handful of happiness : how a prickly creature softened a prickly heart, Massimo Vacchetta, with Antonella Tomaselli ; translation by Jamie Richards
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This work was originally published in Italian as 25 Grammi Di Felicita by Sperling & Kupfer Edititori S.P.A., an imprint of Mondadori Libri S.P.A., in 2016." -- Verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1033575884
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
vi, 184 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781635652642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1033575884

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