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The Dog Runner
 

The Dog Runner (Paperback)

By MacDibble, Bren

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'That ugly red fungus killed all the wheat for flour, killed all the oat, and sugar cane for sugar and golden syrup, along with all the grass for cows and butter. Killed just about every ingredient that me and Dad used to use when we made Anzac bickies. I don't think I'll ever se... read full description below.

ISBN 9781910646489
Barcode 9781910646489
Published 2 May 2019 by Old Barn Books
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781910646489
ISBN-10 1910646482
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Old Barn Books
Imprint Old Barn Books
Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By MacDibble, Bren
Category Award Winning
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 977385

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'That ugly red fungus killed all the wheat for flour, killed all the oat, and sugar cane for sugar and golden syrup, along with all the grass for cows and butter. Killed just about every ingredient that me and Dad used to use when we made Anzac bickies. I don't think I'll ever see another Anzac bickie in my whole life.' 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 a few big doggos, the answer is you go mushing. When Emery is injured, Elle finds herself suddenly responsible for safely navigating the wheeled dog-sled through rough terrain, and even rougher encounters with desperate people. As with 'How to Bee', Bren MacDibble has set 'The Dog Runner' in an all-too-possible dystopian future Australia where climate change has taken hold. Her compelling adventure underlines the depth of ancient knowledge and the human ingenuity which will ultimately give tomorrow's generations hope of averting ultimate global disaster.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Young Fiction 2019 (UK) -- Short-listed for Hearst Magazines Big Book Award 2019 (UK)
NZ Review The writing is wonderfully evocative and made more so by an author who wants to give a flavour of the harsh beauty of the Australian landscape, as well as being clearly passionate about her subject. As such, it is strongly recommended for young readers who enjoy adventure, plenty of jeopardy as well as having an interest in the environment. -- Karen Argent * The Letterpress Project blog * In 'The Dog Runner', not only does the reader encounter a stark possibility for the future as we unbalance the world and its resources, but themes of loyalty, what constitutes family, the almost primeval bond between humans and dogs, love and identity (including ethnic and social) are all there to be contemplated. There is such depth to The Dog Runner that it would make a sensational class reader for children aged 9-13, but I'd like to see as many adults as possible read it too because there is a warning here for us all as well as a superbly compelling narrative. * Linda's Book Bag blog * Bren McDibble's dystopia feels one step away from reality. She writes with knowledge about the land and food production and knows their value to society. -- Louise Nettleton, blogger
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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