The Horse Boy

A Father's Quest to Heal His Son
By Rupert Isaacson (Audiobook, 2009)
When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersected?

THE HORSE BOY is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure. In Mongolia, the family found undreamed of landscapes and people, unbearable setbacks, and advances beyond their wildest dreams. This is a deeply moving, truly one-of-a-kind story--of a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and of a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $19.98 US/$22.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781600245442

    • On Sale Date: 04/14/2009

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    • Imprint: Little, Brown & Company

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Audiobook, Electronic Book

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When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersected?

THE HORSE BOY is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure. In Mongolia, the family found undreamed of landscapes and people, unbearable setbacks, and advances beyond their wildest dreams. This is a deeply moving, truly one-of-a-kind story--of a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and of a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.

Rupert Isaacson was born in London to a South African mother and a Zimbabwean father. Isaacson's first book, The Healing Land (Grove Press), was a 2004 New York Times Notable Book. He has travelled extensively in Africa, Asia, and North America for the British press and now lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Kristin, and their son, Rowan, aged 6.

  • The Horse Boy

  • "This is a story everyone needs to hear." (Dr. Temple Grandin, author of the best-selling books Thinking in Pictures, My Life With Autism, and Animals in Translation).

  • "Often authors should not read their own books, but Rupert Isaacson is an outstanding narrator. He has a beautifully clean English accent, excellent diction and pacing, and a soothing tone that sometimes belies his bubbling emotions."

  • (Library Journal).

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The Horse Boy
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $19.98 US/$22.50 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 630
  • ISBN-13: 9781600245442
  • On Sale Date: 04/14/2009
The Horse Boy