Gobi by Dion Leonard
  

Gobi

Written by Dion Leonard
Illustrated by Lisa Manuzak

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

A retelling of marathon runner Dion Leonard’s bestselling true story, in picture book form, this is the kind of book that young readers absolutely love. Leonard was competing in a gruelling race across the Gobi Desert when he came across a little stray dog. For some reason, the two bonded and Gobi, as he called her, was soon running alongside Leonard, providing him with real encouragement and support. By the time they finished the race, the two were inseparable, and Leonard knew that he wanted to take the little dog home to Scotland, no matter what it cost. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

Gobi by Dion Leonard

The inspirational true story of Gobi, the little dog who captured the hearts of the world, retold in a stunningly illustrated picture book for the youngest of readers. This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of a life changing friendship between one man and a little stray dog with a lot of spirit. Perfect for fans of A Street Cat Named Bob aged three and up. In 2016, Dion Leonard, an ultramarathon runner, stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The pup earned the name `Gobi', as she went step for step with Dion, keeping pace with him for nearly 80 miles. What Gobi lacked in size, she made up for in heart.

About the Author

Dion Leonard

Dion Leonard is an Australian ultramarathon runner. He has run across some of the world’s most inhospitable landscapes including South Africa's Kalahari Desert and competed twice in the brutal 250km Marathon Des Sables across the Moroccan Sahara desert. Dion was taking part in a gruelling race in Northwest China when he unexpectedly made a four-legged friend for life. Finding Gobi, the book about their adventures is out now.
Dion lives in Edinburgh with his wife and Gobi.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3 years

Author

Dion Leonard
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Author's Website

findinggobi.com/

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Publisher

HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

29th August 2017

ISBN

9780008258078

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