Hector, a Dog’s Story has been read in more than 16 countries across 5 continents. The book's theme is focused on developing empathy and breaking the taboo of difficult topics such as war, death, discrimination, and attitudes to God in children's literature. This novel is an amazing story of a dog named Hector who, like each of us comes in to the world wishing to find happiness. This is a story about growing up, true love, friendship, searching for a real home, and safety. Both children and young adults will enjoy reading. It is a story for every dog lover out there!
Hector, a Dog’s Story also featured in various publications including in Love Reading for Kids, Indian Robin Age, Australian Dog Lover, Your Dog UK Magazine and various others.
In summary, the book tells the story of love, friendship and a puppy named Hector seeking happiness against the harsh reality of the Second World War. It’s a wonderful story that proves that hope never dies, and that there is happiness waiting for everyone.
Under the auspices of Westminster Children's University in London, author has been running various school workshops on topics such as empathy development, creative writing and multiculturalism.
A Ukrainian version of the book (ukr. Hektor, Sobacha Istoriya) was also published as part of the charity project “Hector and Friends for Ukraine” and 1,300 copies were donated, by Renata, to children on Children's Day.
While planning and writing her books, author consulted with psychologists and gathered feedback and insights from parents and children - as well as animal lovers of all kinds, to ensure that her books are inspiring, fun and educational. For this book, Renata also collaborated with well-known American editor, Mary Kole.
Book is recommended for children ages 6–13 Language: English Format: A5, hardcopy with author’s signature Book includes colourful illustrations Pages: 101