The Dog Runner

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title The Dog Runner
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Bren MacDibble
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Pages:248
Dimensions(mm): Height 198,Width 128
CategoriesAdventure stories
Animal stories
ISBN 9781760523572
Audience
Children's (6-12)
Teenage / Young Adult

Publishing Details

Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 4 February 2019
NZ Release Date 4 February 2019
Publication Country Australia

Description

'We're gonna starve if we stay here,' Emery said. 'If we're gonna go, best go now.' And he said it like going was something easy. Like all we have to do is walk away. Ella and her brother Emery are alone in a city that's starving to death. If they are going to survive, they must get away, upcountry, to find Emery's mum. But how can two kids travel such big distances across a dry, barren, and dangerous landscape? Well, when you've got five big doggos and a dry-land dogsled, the answer is you go mushing. But when Emery is injured, Ella must find a way to navigate them through rough terrain, and even rougher encounters with desperate people...

Author Biography

Bren MacDibble was raised on farms all over New Zealand, so is an expert about being a kid on the land. Bren lives and works in a bus travelling around Australia. She teaches TAFE online, and writes all the other hours her eyes can stay open. How to Bee, her first novel for younger readers, won the 2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards, The NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and the NSW Premiers Literary Awards, and was shortlisted for several others.