Wild Reading 06/07/20
Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big Journey
Publisher: Harper Collins
Ultra-marathon runner Dion Leonard had tackled many gruelling races in his life, but when he was joined by a small, stray dog on his trek across the harsh Gobi desert, his life changed forever. The tiny dog had enormous spirit and character, and seemed to want to run alongside him wherever he went.
However, the race itself was just the beginning of the challenges Dion faced when he decided to adopt the little dog – whom he named Gobi – and take her home to Edinburgh. He found himself battling cultural differences, language barriers and red tape, but also finding many kind friends on the other side of the world, who helped him when the little dog he had fallen in love with went unexpectedly missing – perhaps kidnapped.
This is an extraordinary true story, told in language that is clear and simple enough for the youngest children to access, but engaging enough for older children to enjoy, also. The story will appeal to any reader with an interest in dogs or tales of adventure and survival sports.