A Handful of Happiness : Ninna, the tiny hedgehog with a big heart, Hardback Book

A Handful of Happiness : Ninna, the tiny hedgehog with a big heart Hardback

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The heart-warming story of how a tiny hedgehog helped one man find hope. 'Could you look after it for a couple of days? . . .' So begins the extraordinary friendship between veterinarian Massimo, who is at a low spot in his life, and a tiny, orphaned hedgehog.

Only a few days old, covered with soft, white quills and mewling quietly, this little creature will turn around his life forever.

Through the sheer force of Ninna's personality - curious, playful, affectionate - and the sudden, unexpected paternal protectiveness he feels nursing her back to health, Massimo reconnects with the world - and finally begins to feel like home.

But as Ninna wakes from her first hibernation, she grows up, like any teenager, longing for freedom.

A creature of the wild, she craves the free range of the woods beyond Massimo's house.

Massimo must accept that Ninna is ready to move on . . . but one little hedgehog saved and released into her natural habitat is a new beginning for Massimo: setting up a sanctuary for the injured, orphaned, fragile - but with a will to live so strong it is truly contagious. A Handful of Happiness is their funny and life-affirming story - a celebration of our favourite prickly wildlife creature, which will make you laugh and cry.

Perfect for animal lovers and fans of A Streetcat Named Bob, Arthur, Finding Gobi and Monty Don's Nigel.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 8-page colour plate section
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781786489104

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