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Finding Gobi : the true story of one little dog's big journey / Dion Leonard.

Leonard, Dion, (author.).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

2 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brazil PL - Brazil JUVENILE 636.7 L (Text) 38160000316669 Youth Services, Non-Fiction Juvenile Checked out 08/23/2018
Jay Co PL - Portland 636.7 L581 (Text) 76383000456017 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch JUV 636.7 LEON (Text) 39391006877110 Juvenile Nonfiction Checked out 08/25/2018
Melton PL - Melton JUV 636.7 LEO (Text) 79591000091536 Juvenile-Nonfiction Available -
Warren PL - Warren EC 636.7 LEO (Text) 33450000597284 Easy Chapter Non-fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780718075316 (softcover)
  • Physical Description: 190 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Thommy Nelson, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, [2017]

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Summary, etc.:
"Bring home the incredible true story of a friendship so strong that it crosses the globe! You will love the inspiring tale of Gobi, a lost dog who kept pace with an ultramarathon runner, Dion Leonard, across a vast desert. Follow their unlikely friendship through the challenges of an 80-mile race and Dion's struggle to bring Gobi home for good. Finding Gobi : The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey is the incredible true story of Dion Leonard, an athlete who was befriended by a stray dog while running an ultramarathon through the Gobi Desert. Named for the desert in which he found her, Gobi became Dion's closest companion throughout the 80-mile race across China. The scrappy little pup ran mile after mile alongside Dion, through treacherous conditions and across raging rivers. He let her sleep in his tent and share his food, and eventually, his focus shifted from winning to the newfound friendship he and Gobi shared. They crossed the finish line together--not first, but together--and Dion decided to bring Gobi home to Scotland. Just before they were about to leave, however, Gobi disappeared, setting off a worldwide search for the stray. In a town of more than 3 million people, the search seemed hopeless, but this tale of friendship will surprise and delight you as you find out what happens! Join the almost too-good-to-be-true story of hope, friendship, and beating incredible odds in Finding Gobi : The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey by Dion Leonard"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Age 8-12.
AD550L Lexile
Decoding demand: 66 (high) Semantic demand: 79 (high) Syntactic demand: 81 (very high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Dogs > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Dogs > China > Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) > Biography.
Male long-distance runners > Scotland > Edinburgh > Biography.
Leonard, Dion > Scotland > Edinburgh.
Human-animal relationships.

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