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A Beautiful Story About Love, Friendship and
a Puppy Searching
for Happiness
Join us on a journey into the world as seen through the eyes of dogs and cats. We’ll send you the signed hardback edition along with other limited-time Hector's gadgets!

We deliver worldwide and accept payments in all currencies.
Book is available in English, Polish and Ukrainian.

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An adventurous trip to 2020: pandemic, climate change, Brexit, multiculturalism, etc.
This is a book that will help you talk to your child about what is happening in the world through the eyes of animals.

We deliver worldwide and accept payments in all currencies.
Book is available in English and Polish.

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A Beautiful Story About Love, Friendship and
a Puppy Searching
for Happiness

Join us on a journey into the world as seen through the eyes of dogs and cats. We’ll send you the signed hardback edition along with other limited-time Hector's gadgets!

We deliver worldwide and accept payments in all currencies. Book is available in English, Polish and Ukrainian.

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An adventurous trip to 2020: pandemic, climate change, Brexit, multiculturalism, etc.

This is a book that will help you talk to your child about what is happening in the world through the eyes of animals.

We deliver worldwide and accept payments in all currencies.
Book is available in English and Polish.

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First book in series read in over 16 countries on 5 continents

Developing
empathy

Consulted with
psychologists

Perfect for kids ages 6-12
& dog lovers

Warm, joyful,
rich illustrated

What readers are saying

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The story of Hector and his friends shows what is most important in life.

Monika Sokolowska

Dog psychologist, owner of Dog Walk

The story of Hector and his friends shows what is most important in life. What if you could see the world through the eyes of dogs and cats and find out what they need or want?

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And what if it turns out that the history of Hector shows that we are not so different from each other? The book breaks taboos in children’s literature on difficult topics such as loss, loneliness or illness, showing us that these are the natural elements that make up our lives, at the same time giving faith and showing how important hope, serenity, and seeing beauty and happiness is in difficult moments. This is not only the story of one dog, Hector, but also many other animals. Our imagination is aided by beautiful illustrations that were made with the utmost care. The author confronts us with strong emotions, while at the same time telling and showing how important it is to talk about emotions and feelings. And all this served in an interesting and exciting way.

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Hector, A Dog’s Story by Renata Kaminska is a unique proposition.

Katarzyna Sliwa-Lobacz

Mondo CANE Foundation for the Protection of Animal Rights

Hector, A Dog’s Story by Renata Kaminska is a unique proposition. This is a book about universal values – love and friendship, but at the same time an excellent lesson in humanitarianism, communicated in a comprehensible language understood by children.

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This way of instilling in young people a respect for animals, our smaller brothers, is the best of all possible.This is a good start, so that later an adult has respect for his natural environment and Mother Earth. I would definitely recommend.

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It was hard to stop reading, as the author gave the fantastic feeling

Mother Eugenia Orlova & daughter Kristina Orlova

Age 6

I read the story together with my daughter. I expected a simple story about the animals and their life. But we were involved in a dramatic and touching flow of events.

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It was hard to stop reading, as the author gave the fantastic feeling of being a part of the main character’s life and emotions. We both really enjoyed the book and are waiting for continuation.

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I like Hector and his adventures

Aleksandra Burczy

Age 8

I like the book very much, I like Hector and his adventures. He has gone through a lot but in the end he finds happiness and a real home. I wonder what’s going on at Hector’s now?

This is a beautiful, educational story about a dog named Hector

Barbara Burczy

Mother & dog lover

This is a beautiful, educational story about a dog named Hector, whose history after the first chapter of the book shows that the dog world is not so different from ours. Twists and turns as the main character finally finds his safe haven, home and people who love him very much.

I found this book both powerful and beautiful

Amy Smith

Dog Lover

I found this book both powerful and beautiful. It raises thought-provoking questions – often quite challenging – that children can ask themselves as they join Hector on his journey. Through a dog’s eyes, they discover that life has both its ups and downs, but through determination and love, everything will be fine.

Thank you to the author for realizing her dream in such a wonderful way

Aneta Marczewska

Teacher & mother of 2 year old Jeremi

I like animals, all of them, although I prefer cats, I always appreciate dogs’ wisdom. And now, if I were to choose a pet for my son, it would be a dog. The story of Hector and his friends is read in one breath.

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I am fascinated by the way this dog is shown, the world of his imagination as if it is so simple and obvious, yet it forces you to reflect. I really like the reference to the war in such a veiled way, God, ordinary and simple good or an attempt to explain why we sometimes encounter bad things. When reading this book, the title of a childhood book came to my mind – “Adventures of Filonka Bezogonka” (as I experienced the dramas of this kitty). Hector’s story reminded me of that story. Thank you to the author for realizing her dream in such a wonderful way. I will definitely read it to my child to reflect on many difficult matters.

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Every adult and child should read this book

Gregory & Paula Bednarscy

Parents & dog owners

A touching story of friendship, love and devotion. Every adult and child should read this book to realize that every animal needs our love. Thanks to this book, when I look at my dog I know that we will always love him and never leave him.

I like the world seen through the eyes of a child, feelings and truth count

Anna Samusionek

Actress, mother & dog lover

I regret my daughter is already too big to read her fairy tales, because I have no doubt that Hector’s story would be our favorite! The world seen through the eyes of a dog is simple, like the world seen through the eyes of a child, feelings and truth count.

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Many of us could learn love and devotion from our four-legged friends. I have already seen and read many stories about pooches, this one is special because it deals with difficult topics in an accessible and understandable way for a child. Hector’s story draws in, moves, entertains and teaches, stays forever in the hearts of small and large readers, giving hope that love always wins.

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I really liked the ending

Georgia Chappell

age 9

This book was very exciting with sad and happy times. I never knew what would come next. I really liked the ending and was glad for Hector, Mini and Oscar that they could be together. I would recommend this book to any other child who is as dog mad as me!

A rare opportunity to experience and see life from a dog’s perspective

Souvik Chowdhury

father of 12 year old daughter & dog lover

Hector, A Dog’s Story is a wonderfully weaved emotional rollercoaster. Renata masterfully makes you alternate between states of sadness and happiness as she takes you through the heart warming tale of a dog whose life is torn between love and loss,

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hope and despair, in as much the same manner as we undergo the myriad ever-changing emotions in the course of our lives. The book also examines such profound aspects as death, soul, existence, God – apparently, even dogs are riddled by these timeless inquiries. Hector, A Dog’s Story is a rare opportunity to experience and see life from a dog’s perspective. Yes, life is love. Life is fun. It can be unpredictable, may take unexpected turns – but if you see through it, and make peace with the present moment, you will find yourself surrounded by love in the end.

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Very nice book about adventures

Wojtek

age 8

Hector, A Dog’s Story is a wonderfully weaved emotional rollercoaster. Renata masterfully makes you alternate between states of sadness and happiness as she takes you through the heart warming tale of a dog whose life is torn between love and loss,

Hector's story is a great tool for the gentle exploration of difficult themes

Stella Wilson

Queen's Park Primary, Manager of Westminster Children's University

Hector’s story is punctuated with the joy and sadness of life, his gentle and questioning nature throughout the narrative helps readers explore his experiences and reflect along with him as they happen.

 

 

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Hector’s story is a great tool for the gentle exploration of difficult themes through a third party, as well as being a heart-warming tale. At Westminster Children’s University we have seen first-hand the children’s reactions to the story and the self-reflective comments it has elicited. The children have universally enjoyed and engaged with Hector and his journey. We offer dog mentoring alongside the workshops and find the text to be a complimentary tool in the mentoring process. A great way to explore themes and promote empathy for our amazing furry friend and others.

 

We look forward to a long working relationship with the author and even more of Hector’s adventures. Hector’s most recent travels, as described in Hector and the Time Machine, are a whirl-wind visitation of the year 2020, touching on the key events of the year. Hector and his Friends Chang, Bubu, Ben, Tom and Dotti, to name but a few, discuss and explore key events from the year using Hector’s innocent and questioning narrative. The tale encourages further exploration and discussion by offering a native animal’s perspective of pivotal events. With the overriding themes of friendship, respect and relationships underlying the adventure, the book makes a great starting point for cross-curricular work.​

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Hector and the Time Machine is a fascinating children’s story with valuable insights

Nadia Gericke

home ed mum of 8-year-old

Hector and the Time Machine is a fascinating children’s story with valuable insights, that teaches life lessons in a fun way. The rich language and characters allow it to be easily imagined as a fantastic TV short film.

A charming story about adventures around the world.

Zane Johnson

father of 9 -year-old Chloe

Another well written, page-turning, book. A charming story about adventures around the world. Touching on important, real-life events in different countries through Hectors eyes.

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I particularly enjoyed the time travelling aspect and of course, the romantic in me was lured in by a rather interesting but seemingly successful first date.  I look forward to reading this book with my daughter.

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helping parents to raise difficult topics

Sarah Wright

Editor Your Dog Magazine

Hector & the Time Machine. This follow up to Renata Kaminska’s first book, ‘Hector, A Dog’s Story’, sees our canine hero embarking on an incredible journey around the world by means of a time machine.

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The year is 2020, a difficult year for so many and Hector struggles to make sense of world events as he ventures into the unknown. The book touches on difficult issues as seen through the eyes of a dog, helping parents to raise these topics and discuss them with their children — the overriding message of the book is that respect, tolerance, and love will provide the answers.

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Get to know Hector and his friends

There are plenty of examples showing the amazing friendships between man and dog. A dog can be a good partner for a child in exploring the world. It is interesting to think how the world and our lives look from a dog’s perspective.

Do dogs also face the difficulties of life every day and look for answers? Renata thinks that in this respect they have a lot in common with children.

  • Is their perception so different from ours?
  • Do they face the same problems and difficulties as we do?
  • Can they really suffer and experience the same feelings?

Renata wrote her books to explore these ideas. Dog Hector as a child asks questions and seeks answers to understand the complexity of the world. It helps parents to engage in conversations with their child on difficult topics based on their own system of values and knowledge. Hector, like a child, does not judge, but only asks questions. He is an amazing example of how dogs don’t just see our outside, but more importantly the inside.

Just as important, part of the profits from the sale will go straight to foundations supporting our furry friends and children, so your contributions are going to a great cause.

If you have any suggestions for co-operation, Renata is keen to hear from you.

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There are plenty of examples showing the amazing friendships between man and dog. A dog can be a good partner for a child in exploring the world. It is interesting to think how the world and our lives look from a dog’s perspective.

Do dogs also face the difficulties of life every day and look for answers? Renata thinks that in this respect they have a lot in common with children.

  • Is their perception so different from ours?
  • Do they face the same problems and difficulties as we do?
  • Can they really suffer and experience the same feelings?

Renata wrote her books to explore these ideas. Dog Hector as a child asks questions and seeks answers to understand the complexity of the world. It helps parents to engage in conversations with their child on difficult topics based on their own system of values and knowledge. Hector, like a child, does not judge, but only asks questions. He is an amazing example of how dogs don’t just see our outside, but more importantly the inside.

Just as important, part of the profits from the sale will go straight to foundations supporting our furry friends and children, so your contributions are going to a great cause.

If you have any suggestions for co-operation, Renata is keen to hear from you.

I want to give what I can to those most in need’, says Renata.

They wrote about us

Love Reading 4 Kids, the UK’s leading children’s book recommendation website

"A beautiful tale about love and friendship and a puppy searching for happiness - as told by the puppy himself."

Westminster Children's University

Hector is wise, curious, adored by people - who more than the dog Hector could be child's closest friend and life guide?

Magazine Australian Dog Lover

The continuation of the bestseller story for kids about Hector the dog! Hector is wise, curious, adored by people, he loves travelling and adventures - who better than the dog Hector could be a child's closest friend and life guide? …

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