Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey
PUBLICATION JUNE 2017
For fans of A Streetcat Named Bob comes Finding Gobi, the heart-warming true story of a dog who captured the hearts of the world. Younger readers' edition. Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope and friendship - proving once again, that dogs really are 'man's best friend.' 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. Dion had always focused on winning, but as he witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something inside him change. This is a story of a life changing friendship between one man and a little stray dog called Gobi.
"Join the almost too-good-to-be-true story of hope, friendship, and beating incredible odds" Thomas Nelson "This is the kind of book that young readers absolutely love" Andrea Reece, LoveReading4Kids
Dion Leonard is an Australian who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has competed in some of the world's toughest ultra marathons across inhospitable landscapes including running across the brutal Moroccan Sahara desert twice in the 250km Marathon Des Sables and twice across South Africa's Kalahari Desert. Dion's latest race across the Gobi Desert in China turned out to be extraordinary. He fell in love with a stray dog that followed him during the week, changing both of their lives forever.