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The Dog Runner

The Dog Runner

'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 ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760523572
Barcode 9781760523572
Published 4 February 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By MacDibble, Bren
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ISBN-13 9781760523572
ISBN-10 1760523577
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 4 February 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By MacDibble, Bren
Category Award Winning
Adventure Stories
Animal Stories
Australian
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 240g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Young adult
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code NZBA06

Description of this Book

'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...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Esther Glen Junior Fiction Award 2019 (New Zealand)

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Author's Bio

Bren MacDibble was raised on farms all over New Zealand, so is an expert about being a kid on the land. After 20 years in Melbourne, Bren recently sold everything, and now lives and works in a bus travelling around Australia. In 2018, How to Bee - her first novel for younger readers - won the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers, the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature, and the New Zealand Book Awards Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction. Bren also writes for young adults under the name Cally Black.

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